GRESHAM, Ore. — Police in the east Portland suburb of Gresham say a 21-year-old man who had just bought a handgun and was openly carrying it as he walked along a street was robbed of the weapon by a second man who also had a gun.
Lt. Claudio Grandjean says William Coleman III was robbed early Saturday while walking with his cousin. Coleman had purchased the gun on Friday.
The victim told police he was approached by a young man who asked for a cigarette, then asked about Coleman’s gun and finally pulled a gun from his own waistband and said, “I like your gun. Give it to me.”
The officer says Coleman handed over his gun and the robber left on foot.
Grandjean says the robber’s weapon was described as a “possibly semi-automatic black gun.” The stolen gun was a semi-automatic .22-caliber black Walther brand.