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Thieves smash through front of Fife locksmith shop

Thieves smashed through the front of a locksmith shop in Fife early Monday morning.

FIFE, Wash. — Police are investigating after thieves smashed through the front of a locksmith shop in Fife early Monday morning.

The incident happened at Puget Sound Locksmith, located on the 1500 block of 54th Ave E in Fife, before 1:30 a.m. Police said thieves may have used the back of a pickup truck to smash through the front of the store to get inside.

Puget Sound Locksmith employee Bruce Dominowski told KING 5 crews this was the third break-in at the store in the past year. The previous two break-ins happened last summer and again in the fall.

Dominowski said thieves attempted to get into the safe inside the store but were unsuccessful during all three break-ins.

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“Well I thought there might be like one of the windows broken out and smash-and-grab like its happened before down here. I didn’t expect to see this,” said Dominowski, gesturing to the front of the building.

Dominowski said a couple of items were taken but added that “there really isn’t much [inside] as far as equipment and stuff here anymore. We took a lot of the higher-priced equipment out after our last break-in.”

No suspect description is available at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

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