Enumclaw’s Use It Again Store was recently robbed, with the suspects making away with thousands of dollars.
Security footage shows at least two people enter the store around 4:30 a.m. on Aug. 6, spending nearly two and a half hours inside. They used tools being sold at the store to cut through a wood slab and steal a safe, which contained $5,000 or $6,000, said store owner and operator Bryce Mattoida.
The two also stole the keys to the building and company vehicles. Everything has been re-keyed since.
“I could not believe how much time they spent here,” Mattoida said. “Most of the guys out here are cowboys, you know?”
One suspect is a woman. The other is male; Mattioda said there appears to be a tattoo on his left hand.
He added that the male suspect and another person were in the building the day before the break-in, and left the store in the same car they loaded the safe into later.
“We’re just lucky the Enumclaw Police Department’s still really trying to do their job,” Mattioda continued, saying his wife, who works in Renton, is never able to successfully contact that city’s police when an incident occurs. “Everyone one of our Enumclaw Police Department [officers] that’s out here patrolling, I want to thank them and know that they’re appreciated.”
It’s unclear if there are any suspects at this time. Mattioda said he received a call from the Kirkland Police Department concerning a similar robbery with a suspect that has a left-hand tattoo.
The Courier-Herald has reached out to the Enumclaw Police Department for any additional information. However, department does not comment on open investigations.
However, EPD Detective Nona Zilbauer told Fox 13, which broke the story, called the robbery brazen.
“We don’t see too often people breaking in and taking that much time to saw and brazenly stay that long,” she said. “Usually they go in, get what they can, and get out.”
The EPD reportedly is asking for tips from the public. Crime tips can be made via phone at 360-615-5707, by texting ENUMTIPS to 274637, or online at new.tipsubmit.com/en/create-report/anonymous/police.ci.enumclaw.wa.us.
Additionally, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477); a $1,000 cash reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.
The Courier-Herald has requested security footage, and will update this article when it’s been received.