Old Town Bike Shop Robbed

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Updated: 7/18/2014 5:15 pm

The Pocatello bike community is reeling after a
crime took place as one its bike shops. The incident happened early Friday
morning in Old Town.

“It was a Santa Cruz Nomad, they are a couple of thousand
dollars, the price on it,” said Ty Nelson “It hurts inventory and we’ve got to
pay a $1,000 deductible on the window.”

This crime didn’t happen at a big box store. It happened in
a small business. Worse, it happened to a Purple Heart combat veteran who has
given so much to our country.

“Just spending so much of my life overseas, I just wanted to
have a job where I could come home and be my own boss and do my thing and not
have to spend my whole life gone away from family and my friends and my bike,”

Ty believes there is a good chance the bike will turn up
because there aren’t a lot of them here and there are many in Pocatello’s
tightknit bike community who are looking to bring this person to justice. Ty
doesn’t wish this person any ill will. He simply hopes that they’ll try to make
this right.

“They should bring the bike back,” said Nelson. “If you
bring it back and just pay the deductible or something, we won’t press any
charges or anything.”

If you any information about this, please contact the
Pocatello Police Department. We’ve attached their contact information to the
story on our website.

The owner of a Pocatello bike shop was awakened by a phone
call from the police this morning. They were calling him to inform him that his
shop had been broken into.

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