(Update: Introducing video, additional facts and offers police say theft nos. are down)

Income sign-up stolen from a single, basic car or truck the other

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — VR Garage in Bend has been in business for about 8 many years, and knowledgeable a first the other working day: a stolen car.

Early Tuesday early morning, the owners learned a single of the common autos they had been functioning on was incredibly hot wired and pushed off their lot. It was a 1962 typical Chevrolet pickup valued involving $25,000 and $40,000.

“It’s a very uneasy sensation, for positive,” Adam Huddart, the owner at VR Garage, reported Thursday. “I feel fairly violated, even however it wasn’t our car or truck. It’s an unfortunate situation.”

And at the Midtown Salon in Bend, burglars broke down the back doorway and stole a money sign up.

“When I arrived in, the doorway was kicked in,” mentioned Rick Skinner, a stylist at the salon. “They took our money sign up — which is fairly typical, if they are likely to steal one thing.”

Skinner claimed his salon has been the target of theft a selection of periods since he’s been in Bend, but it was the to start with time this area on NE Eighth Avenue was burglarized. He said he and his daughter will have to shell out much more than $500 to change the doorway and hard cash sign up.

In accordance to Bend police, thefts are really down so significantly this calendar year, as opposed to final 12 months. Among Jan. 1 and Feb. 17, 2020, 215 theft circumstances were being claimed to law enforcement. This yr, that number is down 6%, to 203 cases.

“However, instances are transforming,” Huddart claimed. “It is some thing you really don’t want to settle for, but we have to, a minimal little bit, and be more conscious of it.”

Huddart is asking everyone who may possibly have info about the stolen car or truck to contact Bend law enforcement.