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Bike, board shop burglarized

Greg Massé

More than $6,000 in goods was stolen Monday night from Diversion snowboard, bicycle and skateboard shop in Glenwood Springs. According to shop owner Warren Gentry, somebody pried open one of the shop’s windows Monday night, then cut through a screen to gain entry to the shop, which is located at 712 Blake Ave., just east of the Hotel Denver. “There was nobody around because the (Glenwood Canyon Brewpub) was closed,” Gentry said. Normally, the parking lot next to his business is filled with brewpub patrons, he said, which could make it more difficult to commit a burglary at his shop. On Monday, however, the pub was closed for floor repairs and the lot was nearly empty. “The police called my house in New Castle at about 11:30 (p.m.),” he said. Among the stolen items were seven snowboards, some knit hats, all of the shop’s sunglasses, some goggles, bindings, jackets and sweatshirts. “I basically spent (Tuesday) faxing lists of stolen items all over the state,” he said. Gentry had to fax about 60 pages of receipts and other paperwork to his insurance company so he can be reimbursed. Most of the stolen items are unique and Gentry said he’d definitely notice them if he sees someone wearing them around town. Gentry also felt forced to put bars and alarms on his windows since the burglary. “It’s just a pain in the butt because it’s the beginning of snowboard season,” he said.”It’s just a pain in the butt because it’s the beginning of snowboard season,” he said.


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