Medford police seek suspect in theft at Acme Computer

Man has stocky build, well-trimmed goatee, wore hooded sweatshirt

Medford police are looking for a man they say broke into the office of a technology services company and made off with $1,700 worth of cash and computer-repair tools — and a few TV dinners — over the weekend.

Video surveillance from Acme Computer, in the Sparta Building at 16 N. Riverside Ave., shows a man entering the building through "unknown means," Medford police reported. The computer business shares the historic building with other tenants.

Watch the police video

The police surveillance video of a suspect breaking into Acme Computer can be seen at

Video shows the suspect walking up and down a hallway checking doors.

"He's basically taking his time, real casual," said Lt. Mike Budreau of Medford police. "He even looks at the camera and waves at one time, which is a rather bold move. I can't believe he'd be that brazen."

At one point, he kicks open the door to Acme Computer and swipes cash and tools, including cable testers, sockets and drives, before running off. The door and frame were damaged during the break-in.

"There were also four frozen dinners taken from the break room," Budreau said.

The break-in occurred during the early afternoon hours of Saturday, May 18, according to video surveillance.

Business employees discovered the store had been broken into when they arrived for work Monday.

The man appears to be in his 30s with a stocky build and a dark, well-trimmed goatee. In the video, he wore a blue beanie hat, a green, hooded sweatshirt, baggy shorts and dark shoes.

It's not known how the suspect entered the locked building.

"We're not sure how this person surpassed that," Budreau said.

Police ask anyone with information about the burglary or person in the surveillance photo to call investigators at 541-770-4783.

Reach reporter Ryan Pfeil at 541-776-4468 or

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