Pie in Fremont (3515 Fremont Ave N) has just been burglarized for the second time in three months.
Last night, burglars broke the door window and a large sliding door glass in the front of the shop, and stole the store’s 85-pound safe. Owner Jess Whitsitt told My Ballard that the safe was full of the employee’s tips, earnings from the weekend.
Whitsitt said this break-in was more severe than the one three months ago, when the burglar made off with the cash register drawer and the tips from that day. She said she doesn’t believe it’s the same burglar — last time, the person threw a rock to break the glass door, whereas this time the burglar first tried a crowbar before breaking the glass.
“It’s a major violation,” Whitsitt said. “This has never happened in eight years since we opened — it’s very apparenty things have changed.” She said she thinks the city needs better social services, and said she understands why burglaries like this happen. “Desperate times call for desperate measures. I don’t think it’s right, but I get why it happens when cities go through major and when economics change drastically like they have here.”
Whitsitt said they’re seeking video footage from nearby businesses to help identify the burglar. If you have any information about the crime, contact Seattle Police at 206-625-5011.