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Eagles theft nets thousands


A reported $5,300 was taken during a burglary early Thursday morning last week at the Eagles Lodge in Grand Coulee.

Police stated that neither doors were broken into but apparently either had been left unlocked or the burglar had a key to the lodge.

Manager Iva Graves said the security camera showed a man entering the building and then leaving. She said she couldn’t identify the man. A copy of the security recording was being prepared for police.

Graves said the place was locked sometime after midnight and the intruder entered at about 2:45 a.m. The loss was noticed when she came to work later in the morning.

Graves told police that neither door was secured, but there was no sign of a forced entry.

When she went to get the keys to obtain the money, Graves said, they were missing. And when she went to the ATM, she found the unit unlocked and all the cash bags were gone.

The loss was all in cash, Graves stated in her report. The bags were all marked for the various activity departments of the lodge.

The video camera showed the burglar entering at 2:45 a.m. and leaving at 2:48. Graves said the intruder went directly where the keys were located.

Police are investigating the burglary.

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