PORTLAND, Ore. – Police are looking for two suspects after vandals broke windows and a glass door at a bank branch in Southeast Portland Monday night. The bank was previously hit by vandals in February.
Dispatchers said police responded to the U.S. Bank branch on S.E. Cesar Chavez Boulevard and S.E. Salmon Street at about 11:20 p.m. Officers found shattered glass along with rocks and bricks scattered in and around the property.
“I was actually outside on my driveway and it was little after 11 and I heard… some glass breaking and then I saw two young men running down the street on the other side dressed in black,” a witness who did not want to be identified told KATU News. “It was a pretty loud crash and I thought it was from the house they’re building down the street.”
The branch was hit by vandals on Feb. 29 ahead of a large planned Occupy Portland protest march that targeted financial institutions and other business that are part of a group known as ALEC.
However, emails received by media outlets and police indicated the suspects who broke the bank’s windows on Feb. 29 were not part of the Occupy protest.
No damage estimate for the latest round of vandalism has been released. Police have not released any suspect descriptions. The bank does have outdoor security cameras.