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At about 5:40 a.m. Saturday, July 27, Hillsboro police officers responded to a call to Wat’z Up Music on East Main Street in downtown Hillsboro.

According to Lt. Mike Rouches, police believe two men smashed the glass front door of the business and stole guitars and accordions.

Business owner Ken Scandlyn said six or seven guitars and three accordions were stolen. Scandlyn and his wife have owned and operated their store for 24 years and they have never had an incident like this, he said.

A 61-year-old male witness setting up for the Saturday farmer’s market described the suspects as two Hispanic males of medium build and about five-foot-eight in height.

The suspects allegedly ran from the store front to Third Avenue, where the got into a green 1990s BMW sedan and sped away.

Police attempted a canine track but were unsuccessful.

Investigators are asking people to call 503-681-6175 with any information.

— Stephanie Haugen

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