SEATTLE — A determined burglar used a cordless drill and bore out the locks of four doors in order to break into a popular pizza parlor in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood.
The burglary happened Tuesday night at Olympia Pizza in the 4500 block of Interlake Avenue North.
The owners are getting the last laugh -- they caught the guy on camera. With their security precautions, nothing of value was taken.
A masked man drilled through back door of the building, then the pad lock of a gate blocking the hallway, then the back door into the restaurant. The bold burglar then turned the lights on and drilled through the door lock to the office.
However, the masked man quickly realized no cash was kept overnight. With the alarm blaring, he took off before police arrived.
“I got lucky nothing was taken,” owner Nick Gueorguiev said. “I only have to repair the doors and change the pad lock.”
Gueorguiev said he spoke with police and other owners in the Wallingford, Fremont and Phinney. He believes there is a trend of burglars targeting restaurants. KIRO 7 is checking with police to see if this is indeed the case.
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