Police: Clerk reports being robbed at gunpoint after stealing from store

A 25-year-old man is facing charges after police said he made a false report. He told police he was robbed at gunpoint but police said it didn't happen.

Posted: Oct 29, 2017 1:09 PM
Updated: Oct 29, 2017 1:09 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- A man is facing charges after police said he stole from the store then reported being robbed at gunpoint.

Police said they got the call from a store clerk at the Buy 2 Market on West 11th Avenue on Sunday.

They responded with a "significant amount of resources and personnel" to search for the suspect. They said due to the nature of the crime, Oregon State Police, the Springfield Police Department and the Lane County Sheriff's Office were notified and asked to help find the suspect.

After a lengthy investigation, they were able to determine there was no merit to the alleged robbery. They discovered Justin James Linn, 25, made the false report after stealing cash from the market.

He was arrested on Thursday and was booked into the Lane County Jail.

Police said if convicted of making a false report, he will be required to repay the cost of the investigation, from dispatch personnel to the vehicles involved.

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