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      Police: Man tied up 2 people in robbery of NW Portland hotel

      PORTLAND, Ore. -- Police are searching for a man who robbed a hotel employee and newspaper delivery driver Thursday morning at Northwest Portland's Silver Cloud Inn.


      The man entered the hotel, at 2426 N.W. Vaughn St., carrying a small box and told the employee and an Oregonian delivery driver that it was a bomb, Portland police said.


      He then tied up both people and stole cash from them before fleeing the hotel. The victims managed to get free and called 911 just before 5 a.m.


      Responding officers and a police tracking dog searched the area surrounding the hotel, but could not find a person matching the suspect's description, police said.


      The suspect is described as African American and wearing a white hockey mask and all black clothing.


      Anyone with information should call robbery detectives at 503-823-0405.

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