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Burglar hits five Portland-area Massage Envy clinics

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Five Massage Envy clinics across the Portland metro have been burglarized this month and company representatives believe the same man is behind all the crimes.

The clinics in Cedar Hills, Tualatin and Lake Oswego were burglarized late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning. The Gresham clinic was also burglarized this month.

Surveillance video captured a man breaking into the clinic near the Lloyd Center on October 11 after removing the entire front window using suction cups.

Spokespeople for each department have not confirmed if the burglaries are connected, but Massage Envy region director Jim DeWeese believes the same person is responsible because of similarities between the crimes and surveillance images.

Surveillance video from the Lloyd Center and Tualatin burglaries each shows a suspect wearing a baseball cap.

DeWeese said the burglar is getting in by breaking or removing windows.

“They pretty much go after the cash and go straight to the cash till and then they rifle through the manager’s office looking for maybe possibly undeposited deposits,” said DeWeese.

DeWeese said customers typically use debit or credit cards, so there is not much cash for the thief to get away with.

“So the cost of repairing is anywhere from about three to 10 times the amount he’s actually collecting,” he said. “So that’s the frustration.”

DeWeese said the suspect was almost caught outside the Cedar Hills Massage Envy store, when a man working in the business next door spotted him.

“It was early in the morning so it was pretty brazen,” said DeWeese. “He just kept working. The gentleman next door thought he was repairing the window.”

If you recognize the suspect or know anything about the investigation, contact police in Beaverton, Tualatin, Lake Oswego, Gresham or Portland.

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