West Seattle Crime Watch: Coffee shop break-in

Thanks to the tipsters who messaged us this morning with word that passers-by had spotted broken glass and signs of a break-in at Café Osita in Sunrise Heights. They had alerted police but were worried the owner might not know. We went over to the shop at 7349 35th SW and found out owner Andrea had already been alerted by the building manager; the shop indeed had been burglarized, and the laundromat next door had been broken into recently as well. Café Osita isn’t usually open on Sunday anyway; Andrea and her husband are cleaning up the aftermath and told us the shop will be open tomorrow as usual. They estimate the damage and losses will total at least $500.

8 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Coffee shop break-in"

  • Neighbor May 31, 2015 (9:11 am)

    These guys are the nicest so please go in and support them this week. Very glad to have them in the neighborhood and sorry this happened.

  • Matt May 31, 2015 (9:42 am)

    Their hours don’t usually work for my schedule but I’ll make it work this week. Sorry that jerks have to ruin things especially for independent businesses.

  • Tish May 31, 2015 (9:42 am)

    Agreed. They take the time to learn all of their regulars by name and are some of the nicest folks you will ever meet. Please drop by and support them if you can.

  • Corliss Harvey May 31, 2015 (10:31 am)

    Booo, you poopy robber!

  • Southside Revolution May 31, 2015 (10:45 am)

    Stupid crooks. I hate stuff like this happening to good people like this.

    Support our local coffee shop. These guys rocks.

  • wseattlite May 31, 2015 (11:31 am)

    Osita is great and Mike and his wife are tops. They’ll be getting my business more than usual this week.

  • Al May 31, 2015 (3:10 pm)

    So sorry to hear bout this. They are great people.

  • Hill Crest Manager May 31, 2015 (10:04 pm)

    I’ll be sure to pay a few trips more this week to help.

    Our front window (across 35th and down one block) got damaged, but not enough to break through, last week.

    Didn’t mention it to WSB because I figured it was a domestic issue that just happened to spill over into the glass next to our intercom.

    But now seeing that Osita and the laundromat were hit, we may have something more going on.

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