- Associated Press - Thursday, January 29, 2015

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say a smash-and-grab thief at a Portland-area mall used a Jeep to do the smashing at a cellphone store and then grabbed display gear that would be mostly useless outside the store.

The Clackamas County sheriff’s office said the alarm at the Verizon Wireless store went off about 7:30 a.m. Thursday, and video showed the alarm company the burglary in progress.

A yellow Jeep backed through the front window and then pulled out onto the pavement.

The driver got out, ducked through the smashed window, and spent 10 seconds scooping up stuff before fleeing.

The Oregonian reports that a Jeep believed to have been used in the burglary was later found abandoned in a Portland backyard.

The store is in the Clackamas Promenade, south of the regional Clackamas Town Center mall.


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