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Lighthouse Espresso stand burgled

An architecturally distinctive Port Orchard espresso stand was the subject of a burglary last Sunday, according to a Kitsap County Sheriff’s report.

On May 16, authorities were advised of a burglary at the Lighthouse Espresso Stand on the 6300 block of Mile Hill Drive.

The caller advised that she arrived at the business to find the entry door forced open and all of the equipment missing from inside.

A county deputy arrived on scene and contacted the woman who phoned 9-1-1. While investigating, he discovered the door jamb on the ground and some marks on the door from a metal object but lacked pry marks.

Once inside, the deputy observed about an inch of water on the floor and cups and coffee beans strewn about.

The employee informed the deputy that the espresso machine, which was approximately worth $5,000 to $7,000, was missing, along with the $500 blender, the drip coffee maker, the computerized touch-screen register and $130 in cash.

A wood-handled sheetrock hammer was found on the counter inside the stand in which the woman explained that it didn’t belong to the business.

The hammer was taken as evidence.

During further investigation, a piece of the espresso machine was located lying on the ground outside where latent prints were taken.

The Shell station and PJ’s Market were checked for surveillance cameras but did not have any in view of the espresso stand.

The deputy returned to the espresso stand and contacted the owner of the business and advised him to call with any additional information.

To report any information regarding the burglary, contact the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office at (360) 337-7101.

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