Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on November 18th, 2008 at 12:20 pm
Last night around midnight, two would-be thieves tried to break into Clever Cycles on SE Hawthorne Blvd. Here’s a photo of the scene taken a few hours ago:
The shop is offering a $500 reward for information
leading to the arrest of the culprits.
(Photo: Tyler Robertson)
Shop manager Tyler Robertson says the incident was caught on the shop’s security cameras. Apparently, the two thieves threw a fire extinguisher at the front window of the shop and attempted to grab a new Yuba Mundo cargo bike that was in the display. Luckily, the glass was double-plated and shatterproof and the thieves weren’t able to get inside.
Robertson says the shop is offering $500 to anyone with information that leads to the arrest of the culprits. The security video didn’t get a good look at them and at this point all they know is that the would-be thieves were wearing dark hoodies.
“We didn’t get a good look at their faces,” says Robertson, “but the cops are checking the extinguisher for fingerprints, so we’re hopeful they’ll find a match.”
The window will cost about $2,000 to replace.