Man wanted for stealing cookies, van from church

church grinchMedford, Ore. —  Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the man who burglarized a Medford church. It happened Tuesday night, at Harvest Baptist Temple on South Columbus. Police say the suspect broke a back window and wandered around for about a half hour, before helping himself to some items inside.

Medford Police Lieutenant Mike Budreau says the man was captures on the church’s surveillance cameras.

“What we can tell he only took cookies, but he also found the keys to a van and we saw that driving out of the parking lot in the video.” Lt. Budreau says.

Police describe the suspect as a tall white man in his 40’s or 50’s with a thicker build. The van he might be driving is a white, 1998 Ford Econoline with Oregon plates “WZG 939”. Anyone with information is asked to call Medford police at (541) 774-2250.

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