Vandal breaks into downtown non-profit store

Vandal breaks into downtown non-profit store

EUGENE, Ore. -- A vandal broke into the Assistance League of Eugene's thrift shop on Willamette street Sunday afternoon, leaving volunteer workers with the non-profit to pick up the pieces.

The Assistance League said that police have arrested the suspect that broke into the thrift shop on Willamette Street near 13th. The vandal then threw merchandise into the Willamette sidewalk through the shattered glass doors and windows.

Patti Baker, the president elect of the Assistance League, received a call from police informing her that the shop had been broken into. Baker arrived to find clothing, merchandise and the store's cash register laying in the broken glass that littered Willamette Street.

"Being a non-profit, our volunteers will step up to the plate" said Baker. "We'll be back open when we can."

The Assistance League of Eugene's Thrift Shop raises funds for the organization's non-profit programs in the Eugene area.