Police: Employee made false robbery report to cover up theft

October 28, 2017

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A convenience store employee who reported an armed robbery has been arrested after police say the employee is the one who stole the store’s cash.

The Register-Guard reports (http://bit.ly/2iISLiZ) in a story on Friday that police arrested 25-year-old Justin James Linn of Eugene on suspicion of initiating a false report.

Police on Oct. 22 responded to the Buy 2 Market in Eugene after receiving a report of an armed robbery.

No suspect was found and investigators ultimately concluded no armed robbery had occurred.

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