A Tacoma store lost about $35,000 worth of fishing reels and rods last month in its second burglary since opening a year and a half ago, its owner says.
Puget Sound Fly Company was burglarized about six months after moving to 6001 Tacoma Mall Blvd. from Kent, owner Anil Srivastava said. That time he lost roughly the same amount of merchandise as his second break-in on June 22, he added.
It appears the suspects entered just after midnight through an adjacent store that is vacant by breaking through a Sheetrock wall, Tacoma police spokesman Mark Fulghum said of the June burglary.
Srivastava said the suspects took about 30 rods, 40 reels, 15 spare spools and $800 in cash. The first quote he got for the cost of repairing the wall was about $1,200.
He expects insurance to cover the costs, but he’s concerned about future break-ins.
“It certainly affects our ability to do business immediately after the break-in,” he said. “Plus you worry that the insurance might drop you or your rates will go up, and you can’t operate without insurance.”
Fulghum said police are investigating, and that it’s unknown whether the two burglaries are related.