The Linn County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary that happened early Monday morning at the Old Silver Dollar, 38726 N. Main St. in Scio.

Security camera footage showed that someone broke the glass of the front door of the tavern at about 4 a.m. on Monday. A male then returned at about 5 a.m., entering through the broken door.

The man used a crowbar and attempted to pry open an ATM, then pried open a separate locked drawer, taking cash. The suspect then moved to an Oregon Lottery machine and attempted to pry it open, but was unsuccessful and left the business shortly afterward.

Authorities were notified about the burglary at about 5:40 a.m., when a resident was watering plants in the early morning hours and saw the broken glass at the tavern. Deputies responded and met with the manager.

The suspect is described as a white male, 20 to 30 years old and approximately 6-foot tall. He was wearing a black sweatshirt with a white design on the front, black pants, black gloves and a black mask that covered most of his face.

Those with information about the case should call Deputy Kyle Elliott at 541-967-3950.

Kyle Odegard

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