Police: $250 in change links teens to burglary

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - Three teens face investigation on burglary charges after they attempted to redeem $250 in change at a local store.

Police in Springfied had alerted retailers to be on the lookout for a large quantity of change after the coins were taken in a residential burglary Monday evening around 7:30 p.m.

Less than an hour later, a Walmart employee called police when three teens entered the store and turned in $250 worth of coins at a Coinstar machine.

Walmart's loss prevention officer followed the teens until police arrived.

Police said investigators have linked the three teens - two aged 17, one 15 - to at least 3 burglaries. Police recovered additional stolen property after interviewing the teens. Police plan to look into whether or not the teens are responsible for other burglaries in the Springfield area.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Springfield Police Department at 541-726-3714.