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Burglar used chainsaw to cut open safe during daytime break-in, police say

The break-in on the 4900 block of Daisy Street was one of two daytime burglaries reported Monday in Springfield. (SBG)

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - A burglar broke into the house, dragged two safes into the living room - and used a chainsaw from the shed to cut open one of the safes, Springfield Police said.

The lumberjack safecracker succeeded in opening the safe - and setting off the smoke alarm.

The suspect fled empty handing, having forced entry into a safe full of paperwork.

The break-in on the 4900 block of Daisy Street was one of two daytime burglaries reported Monday in Springfield. | CRIME MAP

In the second break-in, the security alarm of the home on the 5000 block of D Street scared the burglar off.

Both burglaries happened during daylight hours, between 9:45 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Police don’t have a description of the suspect but encourage neighbors to keep an eye out for suspicious activity.

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