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Burglar Returns to Scene of Crime

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene man may have gotten away with burglarizing a Eugene business, had he not returned to the scene of the crime to steal more money.

This all started Thursday when Jeremiah Owens, 22, allegedly came to Eugene Textile Center, walked into the owner’s office and stole her keys. The owner, Susie Liles, realized her keys were stolen as she was leaving for work.

Then at 1:15 a.m. Friday, the owner got a call from her alarm company. The alarm was sounding.

The police came out and found the suspect took $20 bills and $5 bills but left all of the $1 bills.

Liles filed the report with police then headed home only to get another call that the alarm was going off again. The suspect had come back for the $1 bills.

“I just couldn’t believe it. That’s not a very smart. I mean, he might have gotten away from it if he only did it once, but we do have a good alarm system, so that was very helpful. But to come back again, you are just asking to get caught,” Liles said.

Police found the suspect near the business with the cash and the keys. Liles is happy she’ll be getting her money back. Owens is under arrest for three counts of burglary.

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  1. Postone says:

    Wow, another fine African American Citizen in Eugene! Reminds me of home…

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