FIFE, Wash. — Police are investigating after thieves smashed through the front of a locksmith shop in Fife early Monday morning.
The incident happened at Puget Sound Locksmith, located on the 1500 block of 54th Ave E in Fife, before 1:30 a.m. Police said thieves may have used the back of a pickup truck to smash through the front of the store to get inside.
Puget Sound Locksmith employee Bruce Dominowski told KING 5 crews this was the third break-in at the store in the past year. The previous two break-ins happened last summer and again in the fall.
Dominowski said thieves attempted to get into the safe inside the store but were unsuccessful during all three break-ins.
“Well I thought there might be like one of the windows broken out and smash-and-grab like its happened before down here. I didn’t expect to see this,” said Dominowski, gesturing to the front of the building.
Dominowski said a couple of items were taken but added that “there really isn’t much [inside] as far as equipment and stuff here anymore. We took a lot of the higher-priced equipment out after our last break-in.”
No suspect description is available at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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