Robber scared away?, The tell-tale extension cord

Robber scared away?

Forest Grove police recently heard a strange tale about a suspicious man with a ski mask outside a convenience store and what seems to be a narrowly-thwarted robbery.

At 6:45 a.m. on Feb 2, a report was made to police of a Lincoln Town Car, with the license plate 237DVA parked in the lot of the Plaid Pantry located at 1340 Thatcher Road.

According to a tipster, there was a female driver and male passenger in the car. The male was reportedly putting on a ski mask just as the tipster entered the parking lot.

The male reportedly hurriedly removed the ski mask when he saw the tipster arrive. The vehicle then left the lot.

Police followed up and went to the address associated with the plate but found the address did not exist.

The tell-tale extension cord

A Forest Grove resident noticed a strange extension cord earlier this month that led police to a store house of stolen goods.

On Feb. 2, officers responded to a call of suspicious circumstances in the 1100 block of Willamina Avenue.

A resident noticed that an extension cord had been plugged into their home leading to a vacant house nearby. Police entered the vacant home and recovered several thousands dollars worth of stolen construction equipment and supplies from at least four burglaries in the area of the Pacific Crossing housing development.

The property was taken from homes under construction. The investigation is continuing.

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