EVERETT, Wash. - Police say a stolen Kia was used to smash through the front of a tobacco shop in Everett, and burglarize it.
"I'm shocked," said Nasir Malik, owner of Everett Cigar & Tobacco. "I can't believe this happened."
According to police, Everett Cigar & Tobacco, located at 112th St SW and Evergreen Way, was burglarized Sunday morning. A stolen Kia was crashed through the front of the shop, smashing the glass and bending the metal gate to allow suspects to get inside and steal items.
Video shared with FOX 13 shows massive damage to the storefront.
The business was closed at the time of the burglary, but a neighboring business heard the initial crash.
"I was frying donuts when it happened," said Tyler Meas, owner of Tyler's Donut House. "I heard the crash and thought it was an earthquake."
Meas' business shares an adjoining wall with the smoke shop.
"Peeking through the window I saw a car, heard some noise and called 911," said Meas.
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The suspects reportedly ditched the car and ran after the burglary.
Crews spend a large portion of Sunday cleaning up the mess and reframing the storefront.
"This is a first for me," said Malik. "I've been in business 26 years and nothing like this has ever happened. The car pushed all the showcases two feet."
Malik told FOX 13 there is surveillance video of the crash. He is working to provide it to Everett Police.
Anyone with information is urged to call Everett Police’s tip line at (425) 257-8450 or submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.