Two Tacoma businesses burglarized after windows smashed

TACOMA, Wash. — Early Sunday morning, burglars stole two antique rifles from one business and roughly $8,000 worth of merchandise from another business in downtown Tacoma.

The shops are around the corner from one another, and in both burglaries the front windows were left smashed.

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"It's devastating," said Perris Wright, who owns eTc Tacoma, an apparel boutique. Between $7,500 and $8,500 worth of hats and clothing were stolen early Sunday morning.

“Still kind of in shock, you know, that something like this would happen to us,” said Wright.

Around the corner, Alternative Ink is offering a reward -- which they’ve posted on plywood where glass used to be -- for the two men seen on surveillance running away.

Two antique rifles were stolen from their business.

Police said the two men got into a white, 1990’s model car.

At eTc Tacoma, Wright said they do a lot for the community, from art and photo shows to open mics.

As a Tacoma native, Wright opened the small business in his hometown for a reason -- and being burglarized feels like a violation.

“It just hurts our heart that we would try to do something like that, and then somebody would try and bring us down,” said Wright.

eTc Tacoma plans to open again on Saturday. For more information, please visit this link.

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