Lake City dispensary targeted by smash and grab; car rammed into front of store

Aug 22, 2023, 12:35 PM | Updated: Aug 23, 2023, 7:00 am

(Photo from Sam Campbell)...

(Photo from Sam Campbell)

(Photo from Sam Campbell)

A car smashed into a cannabis shop early Tuesday morning in Seattle’s Lake City neighborhood.

An employee at Herb’n Elements, a dispensary, arrived this morning to find a silver Kia Forte still running and wedged between two concrete pillars meant to deter this kind of crime.

“It was 4 a.m. so I was not really awake yet. But it was definitely a shock, especially to see that the car was still running and just stuck there. And the windshield wipers were on,” Alexandria Nung, an employee at the store said.

The store says no cash is kept on hand at the location, but employees say the thieves got away in another car with a bag containing at least one customer’s order.

Seattle police tell us they don’t know how many suspects there were. No arrests are reported, and police are not releasing a description of the suspects.

Lacey police search for suspect in fatal Monday shooting

Lacey Police are hunting for a suspect that they believe is involved in the death of a 43-year-old man who was killed Monday morning.

Officers received reports of gunshots near the 5500 Block of Chelan Lane Monday around 8:50 a.m.

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Police say that they have identified a 42-year-old male suspect named Scott Matthew Brodrick. The suspect is almost 6 feet tall and weighs 200 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He drives a Gray 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trail Hawk with the Washington License ASG4385.

Police advise the public not to approach Brodrick, saying he is believed to be armed and dangerous.

Contributing: Sam Campbell

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Lake City dispensary targeted by smash and grab; car rammed into front of store