Olympia police are searching for the person who broke into an Olympia nonprofit organization’s office and stole a safe with about $1,000 in cash, stamps and gift cards inside.
Lt. Paul Lower said the burglary at Family Education and Support Services at 1202 Black Lake Blvd. SW occurred sometime late Sunday night or early Monday morning. Employees came to work at about 7:30 a.m. Monday and noticed that the safe was gone, and the organization’s computer equipment was lined up by the door.
Shelly Willis, director of the organization, said the cash and gift cards were to be used to help local families in emergencies.
“We didn’t lose all of our equipment, but we did lose our entire safe,” Willis said. “It will make a big difference to the people we would have helped if we had those resources.”
Family Education and Support Services has been operating for about 15 years, Willis said. The agency provides parenting resources, support groups, divorce and domestic violence resources, and help for families in emergency situations.
Lower said officers collected fingerprints at the scene, and are reviewing security footage. Anyone with information should contact the Olympia Police Department at 360-704-2740.