Olympia - Darby's Cafe at 211 Fifth Ave. S.E. was burglarized Monday afternoon, and co-owner Sara Reilly said damage could total as much as $2,000.
A prep cook discovered the damage Tuesday, she said. The business is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
“It appeared the place had been ransacked,” Reilly said.
Damage included a pried-open cash register, a security system that had been torn out of the walls, a kicked-in office door and a door jamb that had been pried off a back door leading to an alley. One hundred dollars was taken from the register, she said.
The business had not been robbed before, Reilly said.
No arrests have been made, and there are no official suspects; Olympia police officer Cori Shumacher speculated that it could be the work of a disgruntled former employee.
Anyone with information is asked to call Olympia police at 360-753-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 360-493-2222.