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Brooklyn Bike and Board, a Prospect Heights bike shop, was the victim of a massive bike heist over the weekend. Throughout the course of not just one, but two break-ins, the shop was plundered of 18 bikes in the shop for repair, plus $4000 worth of locks and equipment. In an honorable customer service move, the folks at Brooklyn Bike and Board will replace the purloined bicycles with the same or comparable models to their stranded customers. Apparently, all the patrons were very empathetic, save one angry victim who called the po' on the shop.
Assistant Manager Ryan Dausch is conducting his own Law & Order-style canvas of bike shops and Craigslist in efforts to recover the stolen bikes, while owner Danny Gluck has buttressed the shop with stronger locks and is looking into security cameras. Sounds like the culprits should be the ones afraid, though, as Gluck (seen in a past promo video sporting t-shirt warning "Bike thieves shot on sight") expresses his strong feelings and future intentions in the above photo.
· This Crook is on a Roll After Stealing 18 Bikes from Vanderbilt Ave. Shop [The Brooklyn Paper]
· Brooklyn Bike and Board [Official Site]