Truck crashes into Georgetown cannabis shop in apparent smash and grab burglary

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SEATTLE — A cannabis shop in South Seattle has been rammed by a vehicle in Georgetown early Wednesday in what is likely another smash and grab burglary.

Our photographer at the scene saw a heavily damaged Dodge pickup abandoned near a damaged wall of building housing a cannabis shop at East Marginal Way and South Michigan Street.

The pickup has since been towed away.

Seattle Police tell us that around 4am, officers responded to a report that a pickup truck had hit the building. Witnesses reported seeing the pickup intentionally backed into the front window of the business while two other vehicles stood by. Police say that at that point, three suspects entered the building and stole an unknown quantity of products inside. The suspects then fled in the two waiting vehicles.

Seattle Police have not yet identified the suspects or other vehicles involved. The truck used to break into the business was an unreported stolen vehicle from Renton.

This is the second such incident in 24 hours. In the early hours of Tuesday, a cannabis shop in SoDo was rammed by a car that was also left at the scene.

In that case, thousands of dollars’ worth of merchandise was stolen by five people after a Hyundai sedan backed into the building.

We will provide more details as they become available.

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