Tuesday, March 13, 2007
By SUE RYAN
News staff writer
February 17, 2007
Hood River City Police are investigating a break-in at Columbia River Bank on Feb. 5 that netted a thief about $1,200 in coins.
Lt. David Thompson said surveillance videos from the West Cascade Avenue business are being studied for clues in the case.
He said the unknown suspect appears to have committed the burglary after being unable to drill out the tumbler mechanism in the night deposit box.
Thompson said the subject, believed to be a male, then gained entry into the bank by breaking a southeast window with a rock. He was also unsuccessful at accessing the deposit safe from the inside by prying off the hinges.
Instead, the perpetrator was filmed removing change from the counting machine before exiting the premises.
According to Thompson, a newspaper delivery man noticed the broken window a couple of hours later and called police.
New security measures are being taken by the bank to prevent future burglaries.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Detective Andy Frasier at 387-5251.
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