Police close in on storage unit thief

Published Oct 22, 2013 at 05:00AM

Bend Police officers investigating burglaries at storage facilities have identified a suspect and recovered some of the stolen property, according to police Officer Tommy Russell.

The burglaries date to 2010 and involve 10 burglary reports at storage facilities around town, according to a Monday news release.

Other storage facilities around Central Oregon could also be affected, Russell reported.

Police said they have a suspect, but declined to identify the person, citing the ongoing investigation.

The burglar in many cases cut the storage unit locks, then replaced them in order to not draw attention to the burglary, Russell reported.

Police urge anyone renting storage space locally to inspect their units for missing items.

Any victims of theft or burglary from a storage unit should report the incident to police at 541-322-2969.

— Bulletin staff report

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