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La Pine business burglarized; 100s of items stolen

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The owners of a family business in La Pine are trying to figure out who is responsible for stealing thousands of dollars’ worth of their inventory last week. So are Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies.

Weaver’s High Lakes Feed on Huntington Road was burglarized early Tuesday morning.

The business owners said Sunday us the suspect entered through a window in the back of the store just after 3 a.m. last Tuesday, K nives, jewelry, belt buckles and cash were just some of the hundreds of items stolen.

T he store had its lights off at the time of the burglary, and it was apparently pitch-black inside. A fter looking at security footage, the owners say it looks like the suspect knew exactly where to move in the dark.

That makes them believe it wasn’t the burglar’s first time in the store.

“Makes us believe he’s been in here before,” Chris Weaver said Sunday. “He knew exactly where to go, what to take and what to leave. One of the employees did describe someone acting weird the Thursday prior to this.”

Weaver and his wife, Betty, estimate more than 160 items were stolen,for losses totaling around $4,200. T heir hope is that anyone in the area can come forward with information as the investigation continues.

Deputies say since the store’s security camera was recording in black and white, they need to color-enhance the footage before they can possibly identify a suspect. T hat will likely be done on Tuesday.

Anyone with information that could help in the case is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 541-693-6911.

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