Man Burglarizes South Hill Coffee Shop and Sets It on Fire

A coffee shop in Pierce County has been closed for repairs after a man burglarized it twice in a week and set it on fire. The crimes were captured on video, and authorities are now trying to figure out the suspect. The general manager of Anthem Coffee, Matia Long, said the crime felt personal and difficult to comprehend why someone would do this. The shop’s Sunrise Medical location in South Hill was closed for two to four months due to water and fire damage. The area behind the barista bar was burned and is no longer usable. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office has requested that anyone who knows the suspect contact them anonymously. The suspect is wanted for two second-degree burglary charges and one second-degree arson charge in relation to these crimes. The community is frustrated and wants to know why and where the suspect is.

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