Shop owner’s interventions helps thwart thieves

I’m sitting in my store this morning because some thief thought it would be fun to break in.

To the editor:

I’m sitting in my store this morning because some thief thought it would be fun to break in.

I got the call that 12:45 there was a break in. Arriving on the scene I see the front door glass has been smashed and they had got in.

So, after squeezing past the inner security doors a smile came to me for a quick second—they had not been able to get the bikes they were after.

This isn’t the first time this have been attempted at our shop. After a break-in four years ago when bikes were taken we decided to lock the bikes in the store at night, so seeing the bikes fallen off the racks because they were locked is better than having them all stolen.

After they couldn’t get their hands on bikes it looks like they got frustrated and decided to smash our display counter but not take anything from it. On their way out they did get their hands on five Snowpulse Avalanche backpacks valued at $1200 each and I’m sure they have no idea what they have. They also toke five pairs of Giro goggles.

This is not a good start to the new year but it won’t stop us from opening the doors for business today.

Dale Letkeman,

Union Cycle & Ski,

Kelowna

 

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