BEND, OR -- Bend Police are investigating at least two break-ins on the north end of town that they believe are connected. Officers first responded to a burglary alarm at Harry Ritchie’s Jewelers at the Cascade Village Shopping Center Monday at about 1:15 a.m. They discovered a broken window and several watches and other items were taken.
About eight minutes later, officers were notified of an alarm at Smolich Volvo, one mile north of Cascade Village. There, they also found a broken window and items taken.
Investigators are looking for a silver or gray extended cab pickup similar to a Dodge, which may be connected to the break-ins. Anyone with information is asked to call Bend Police at 541-693-6911.