Gresham

Police seek suspects in theft from local guide dog school for the blind

Police seek suspects in theft from local guide dog school for the blind
Police released these surveillance images of the suspects. They say they need the public's help in identifying them.

GRESHAM, Ore. – Stealing from the blind took on a new (and even lower) meaning Thursday when police said three people stole thousands of dollars from a school that trains dogs to help people who can’t see.

Police said that sometime between December 2013 and January 2014 at least three people broke into cars owned by Guide Dogs for the Blind in Boring, Ore. and stole gas cards.

The three suspects, two men and a woman, then used the cards at gas stations in Gresham, Troutdale and Portland, police said.

In total, the suspects got away with $4,800.

Gresham police released surveillance camera photos of the suspects and their cars in the hope that the public can help police identify them. Two of the photos are of the suspects’ actual vehicles. The third photo is of a car similar to the one police said a suspect used.

Police said the suspect cars involved are a white, 4-door, 2000 era Dodge Stratus; a white, 4-door, 2000 era Buick LeSabre with a dent or mark on the trunk; and a gold, 4-door, 2000 era Chevrolet Malibu with oversize chrome-colored wheels.

These cars are shown in the photo gallery.

Police ask anyone who has any information about this case to call the Gresham Police Department’s tip line at 503-618-2719 or 1-888-989-3505 (out of area).