DENVER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Someone drove a pickup truck through the front of SloHi Coffee + Bike early Saturday, then loaded up the truck with seven pricy bikes and drove off.
Owner Adam Williams is a bike retail veteran, but told BRAIN the experience still taught him a few things, like: always record bike serial numbers, consider locking up bikes at night, and consider using small GPS trackers in display bikes.
“There are a lot of little things that shops are not good about doing that could make life easier when something like this happens,” Williams told BRAIN on Tuesday, as he completed insurance paperwork related to the break-in.
SloHi is a small bike shop and a coffee shop that Williams runs as standalone businesses, with a large opening between the cafe area and the bike shop.
Security cameras show that the thieves — three or four males — cased the location for several hours before finally driving right through the front of the coffee shop part of the business.
“The whole front of the coffee shop is mostly gone,” Williams said. Once inside, the thieves very quickly grabbed bikes, including several e-bikes, and some carbon gravel bikes, a …read more