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Woman Searches for Thief

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SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Eugene woman hopes surveillance video can help police catch a man she believes stole her purse and then broke into her home.

The woman had her purse stolen while she was at work with her keys and license all inside. Then hours later someone robbed her home.

“I feel really betrayed by humanity,” said bartender Katie Flynn.

Last Wednesday night, Flynn was at work, which we have agreed to keep anonymous. She says she put her purse down on a counter behind the bar.

“When I came back down and I almost immediately realized my purse was not where I left it,” Flynn said.

She later watched a surveillance video that showed images of a man in a back poker room. He then went up to the bar, grabbed a black bag and then left the restaurant.

“It’s kind of shocking. I don’t think you expect somebody to come into your place of employment and take advantage of you like that,” Flynn said.

That purse had her keys and license inside, so she filed a police report and a few hours later.

“I got a call that the Eugene police had driven by my house and, and my front and back door were open and they believe that the same suspects had robbed my house as well,” Flynn said.

Police don’t know if it was a coincidence or the same suspects. Either way, Flynn is left with even fewer belongings.

“I work so hard for the things I have, and just like that everything is gone so it’s a really bizarre feeling,” Flynn said.

She just hopes by showing the video maybe police will get a good lead.

“My things are gone. That’s one thing, and I am safe but it’s just such a terrible feeling, and to prevent this from happening to anyone else would be my biggest hope,” Flynn said.

Eugene and Springfield police are looking into both of these crimes. SPD says if anyone has any information to call them.

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  1. eugenevoter says:

    Is it just me or does he kind of look like the Bank robber?

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