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2nd burglary hits Central Park

Intruder steals cash, snowboards from The Click

Doug Crowl

— A burglar took $180 cash and two snowboards from The Click snowboard and skate shop in Central Park Plaza sometime early Saturday morning, but the damage to the store will be the big financial loss.

Steamboat Springs Police Officer Nick Bosik said the intruder broke through a window with an unknown object near the rear of the store and took cash out of the register and two snowboards.

“We don’t really have a lead on the person,” he said.

But there was some evidence at the scene that could help identify the perpetrator, Bosik said.

Tim Moorhead, co-owner of The Click, discovered the broken window Saturday morning.

“It was a mess,” he said.

Glass from the window was all over the store, much of it in the store’s supply of shoes. Moorehead said he thought it was a quick job because the thief took only two snowboards from the store’s large supply and passed up sunglasses, coats and clothes to get to the cash register to steal $180.

Apparently the thief was wearing a down jacket, which was thought to have ripped while the perpetrator entered through the broken window, Moorhead said. He estimated the jacket was worth more than the stolen $180.

“He ruined a $300 jacket for $180 cash,” he said.

Bosik and Moorehead said the thief selectively choose the two snowboards, both top-of-the-line models.

In all, less than $1,500 of The Click’s assets was stolen. However, an estimated $500 worth of shoes had shards of glass in them and can’t be sold, and more than $1,000 worth of damage was done to the store during the burglary, Moorehead said.

“It happens,” Moorehead said. “Hopefully it won’t happen again.”

This was the second burglary at Central Park within a week.

Police are investigating a break-in on Dec. 19 at Radio Shack near The Click. Reportedly the intruder cut a hole in the roof of the store to get in.

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