Watch: Man takes $4,800 in jewelry from SE Portland store


THIS IS KOIN 6 NEWS AT 4:00. I’M EILEEN PARK IN FOR JENNIFER HOFF. DAN: AND I’M DAN TILKIN. THAT THEFT HAPPENED AT THE MONTICELLO ANTIQUE MARKETPLACE ON SOUTHEAST STARK AVENUE. IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK, WHILE THE STORE WAS OPEN. THAT’S WHERE TIM BECKER JOINS US LIVE WITH MORE. TIM: THIS IS A PRETTY BIG FACILITY, OVER 20,000 SQUARE FEET, SO THE THIEF THOUGHT HE WAS SAFELY TUCKED AWAY IN ONE OF THE VENDOR SPACES. INSTEAD, HIS EVERY MOVE WAS CAPTURED BY THE SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM HERE. BEST LOOK AT HIS FACE IS WHEN HE FIRST WALKS IN. HE KNEW WHAT HE WAS DOING BECAUSE HE WALKED STRAIGHT TO THE JEWELRY CASE THAT HAD TWO SMALL PADLOCKS ON IT. HE CUT ONE OFF, WALKED AROUND, AND THEN CUT THE SECOND ONE OFF, OPENED THE DOOR AND CLEANED OFF THE TOP COUPLE OF SHELVES, STEALING ABOUT $4800 WORTH OF ANTIQUE JEWELRY. ALL THIS HAPPENED ABOUT 4:30 ON MONDAY AFTERNOON. KELLI VINTHER OWNS THE PLACE, BUT THE JEWELRY HE STOLE BELONGS TO ONE OF HER VENDORS. VINTHER SAYS IT’S NOT THE FIRST TIME IT’S HAPPENED. I WISH WE COULD CATCH HIM IN THE ACT. WE’VE BEEN ABLE TO CATCH THREE OF THEM AFTER THE FACT AND PUT THEIR FACE OUT THERE. I TAKE IT PERSONALLY BECAUSE I FEEL RESPONSIBLE, BUT AGAIN I CAN’T INSURE THE MERCHANDISE, AND I TELL ALL THE DEALERS THAT. TIM: VINTHER SAYS THEY FILED A POLICE REPORT, AND THOUGH NOBODY HAS EVER SEEN THE GUY BEFORE, SHE HAS SOME PRETTY GOOD VIDEO AND PICTURES OF HIM. IF YOU THINK YOU KNOW WHO HE IS, GO AHEAD AND GIVE HER A CALL HERE AT MONTICELLO MARKETPLACE, OR YOU CAN CALL POLICE.

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