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REI has been experiencing an extremely high amount of retail theft and so in the late afternoon and evening on Tuesday, October 17, Eugene Police Property/Financial Crimes Unit conducted a four-hour theft sting at the store at 306 Lawrence Street. 

Detectives arrested three suspects: identified as Bryan Michael Sexson, age 41; Tina Gayle Kramer, age 56; and Jesse Alan Rook, age 29.  All three individuals were charged with Theft in the Second Degree. Rook also had an attempt to locate from EPD and warrants out of the Lane County Sheriff’s Office for Burglary in the First Degree, Theft in the First Degree, and Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon.  Rook was lodged at the Lane County Jail.

There were several other theft attempts during the operation, however the suspects became nervous, abandoned the property they had acquired and exited the store empty handed.

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