PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) – A local store that features dozens of shops has lost thousands of dollars in merchandise after several break-ins this week.
Urbanite owner Raquel Coyote said it all happened early Monday morning. Surveillance footage shows two people breaking into the store, one of them going to retrieve the jewelry case.
She says the thieves left the doors open and later that same morning other people entered and stole other items.
Coyote says it’s a blow after having already been closed for more than six months. The store features manufacturers who produce everything from handcrafted products to wood, fabrics and upholstery. She says it will take 10 years to get out of the last two years financially.
“For us, mostly because we are a big store, we have 60 people under our umbrella that we try very hard to protect and market, promote and uplift and they are all small manufacturers. It’s not that we’re a big business that’s affected, it’s that we’re a collaboration of small businesses that’s affected, ”Coyote said.
She says all the break-ins resulted in losses of $ 40,000.
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