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Goodwill offers $10,000 reward in recent break-ins at Division Avenue store in Eugene

Goodwill has offered a $10,000 reward after someone broke into a Eugene retail store early Wednesday morning. (From store surveillance camera)

EUGENE, Ore. – Goodwill has offered a $10,000 reward after someone broke into a Eugene retail store early Wednesday morning.

The thief broke the front windows, entered the retail store and smashed the jewelry cases at 75 W. Division Ave., Goodwill Industries of Lane and South Coast Counties said Wednesday afternoon.

Surveillance video shows the suspect break out glass and crawl into the store.

The thief can then be seen looting the jewelry cases.

Goodwill officials said a the store fell prey to a similar crime in early September, when someone broke into the store and smashed a jewelry case. They suspect the same person might be behind both crimes.

The two crimes caused $10,000 in damages and losses, Goodwill said in a statement.

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“Goodwill relies on the donations we receive from our generous community," said Libby Steffen-Schafermeyer, spokesperson for Goodwill. "The money we receive from the sale of these donations fund the services we provide. Ninety cents of every dollar goes back into the free mission services we provide to the community. In 2016 we served over 7,000 people and we have served over 8,000 so far in 2017. The two recent break-ins at our Santa Clara store have caused significant losses in both product and property damage. We want the perpetrator brought to justice for stealing from our community."

Goodwill asks anyone with information about the thefts to contact Eugene Police or call the Goodwill Loss Prevention Manager at (541) 762-0592.

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