Three west Eugene
businesses reported multiple burglaries over a two-week period between May 20
and June 2, 2020. During this time the Bi-Mart at 4780 Royal Avenue was
targeted five times, the Big Lots at 1960 Echo Hollow Road once, and the
El Charro Mexican Restaurant at 4712 Royal Avenue once. The suspect was
seen on video breaking windows and entering the stores to steal
Property Crimes Unit detectives followed up on the case with Patrol. Through
video and forensic evidence Andres Varillas, age 31, from Eugene, was
identified as the suspect. He was initially arrested in one of the cases
on May 28. Since then he has been tied to the remaining cases.
Varillas faces six
counts of Burglary in the Second Degree, one count of Attempted Burglary in the
Second Degree, and seven counts of Criminal Mischief in the Second
Degree. Between the cost of repairs to the stores and theft of
merchandise the combined loss is approximately $15,000.