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Tips sought in theft of $100 thousand worth of bikes from Eugene shop

Eugene Police
EPD Property Crimes Unit and Forensic Evidence Unit were called out to investigate the burglary at Hutch's Bicycles Wednesday morning.

Eugene Police are seeking tips behind the theft of at least $100-thousand worth of bicycles..

Jay Lowe, a partner at Hutch’s Bicycles in downtown Eugene arrived at his shop Wednesday morning to find about 20 bikes were stolen. He says they included electric-assist bikes, and high-end mountain and road bikes.

Lowe appealed for help from the public in a video sent to media by Eugene Police.

“Anything that looks suspicious, we would love some information. This is a pretty big hit to us,” Lowe said. “It’s probably over an excess of $100-thousand and COVID has really played havoc with ours, and the world’s business, I guess. So, any information that we could do to get the bikes back and find out who did this would be greatly appreciated.”

Lowe described Hutch’s as a family owned small business. It’s been around since the 1920s.

If anyone has tips in this case, they are asked to contact Detective Shawn Trotter at 541.682.5168 or STrotter@eugene-or.gov

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Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s former News Director. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000. After reporting for the Northwest News Network and KAZU, Rachael returned to KLCC in 2007 as Morning Edition host and a general assignment reporter covering politics, the environment, education, and the arts. She was hired as KLCC News Director in 2018. Rachael departed KLCC in June, 2022.