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Portland store-owner injured in robbery attempt

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Portland store-owner injured in robbery attempt

PORTLAND — A Rosemont neighborhood store-owner was injured in an attempted robbery Monday morning, police said.

The owner of Don's Baseball Card Center, 578 Brighton Ave., told police a man entered his store about 10:45 a.m. and threatened him. Believing he was being robbed, the owner struggled with the man, who struck him on the head several times before fleeing. The suspect did not take any merchandise.

The store-owner received several lacerations, but they were not life-threatening, according to police.

The suspect is described as white, with brown hair, and in his 30s. He is approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs between 150 and 180 pounds, according to police. He was wearing a light-colored shirt and jeans.

The suspect was seen fleeing inbound on Brighton Avenue in a gray, older-model Subaru Legacy station wagon that carried a roof rack and a Maine license plate with a partial registration number of 774  Y. The Subaru was driven by a white woman with dirty blond hair, tied in a ponytail.

Anyone with information regarding the incident was asked to contact police at 874-8533.