Fremont pot store damaged in smash-and-grab burglary for second time this year

SEATTLE — For the second time in about a month, a Fremont marijuana store was damaged in a smash-and-grab burglary early Monday morning.

Neighbors say that overnight, they saw several suspects back up a Hyundai SUV into Ruckus Recreational Cannabis, leaving behind a big hole.

“Around 2:30 in the night there was a boom, a big noise, and I see there was a black SUV and one car there, and two, three guys take the stuff and ran,” said Fremont resident Ron Singh.

The Ruckus location has been targeted before. The same thing happened on Mar. 29. David Harthoorn, who lives down the street, says he saw that burglary play out.

“All of a sudden they just backed up and backed right into the window,” said Harthoorn.

And, then two years ago to the date on Mar. 29, the Ruckus location in Capitol Hill was also hit.

Neighbors say they are fed up and stand with the owners.

“My heart goes out to them. Life is hard enough, why you gotta make it tougher for people, and it’s really hard on the store owners. I hope they still open,” said Harthoorn.