LYNNWOOD, Wash. — A Lynnwood shop is back open after burglars in a truck slammed through its storefront to steal an ATM Monday morning.
Surveillance video from the One Stop Market shows the wild scene as the stolen truck went all the way inside the building.
The burglars tried to pick up the ATM but it wouldn’t budge because it was bolted to the floor, so they reversed the truck into it, pushing back the store’s counter and doing a lot of damage in the process.
Store owner Dhirash Tewari was up early opening the shop. The glass is gone and boards are up, but he’s not letting that stop him.
“There’s a lot of damage, over $50,000. In eight years, we’ve never had a problem like this, said Tewari.
Tewari said it will take a lot of money to fix all the damage.
“Things are not cheap nowadays, a counter like this might cost $15,000,” he told us.
Tewari’s shop is not the only Lynnwood business to suffer this type of break-in. Early last Thursday, cannabis shop Euphorium had a car smash into it. The dangerous smash-and-grab was also caught on video.
Euphorium’s manager, Kristian Briggs, showed us the video and felt the thieves really didn’t get much for their efforts.
“Maybe you should not do this type of thing,” he said.
Briggs also said the storefront at Euphorium came crashing down just as the burglars were about to enter the shop.
“The young men that were waiting outside were very fortunate they waited that half-second, because when he was backing out, they started — all of this glass, all of this steelwork — it would have crushed them,” said Briggs.
Despite the dramatic break-in, Tewari said his business must go on.
“We have to. This is a small business … it’s ado-or-diee situation,” he said.
Detectives are currently investigating. If you have any information, call the department’s main line at 425-670-5600.
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