Employee Finds Hatchet-Wielding Burglar in Yard Birds

By The Chronicle

Chehalis police are investigating a report of a masked burglar wielding a hatchet who possibly stole jewelry and coins early Saturday morning.

At about 1:30 a.m. Saturday, police were on the scene of a vehicle fire in the 1900 block of Northeast Kresky Avenue when they were approached by a Yard Birds employee who wanted to report a disturbance, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

The employee reported he found a lock had been cut at one of the businesses inside Yard Birds, in the 2100 block of North National Avenue.

The employee went into the business and was confronted by a man wearing a mask who allegedly swung a hatchet at him before running out of the store, according to the police department.

The employee was not injured. The suspect possibly stole jewelry and coins.

Chehalis police are investigating the incident and reviewing possible video footage.

To report any information about the incident, contact the Chehalis Police Department at 360-748-8605.