A Colorado shop may be closing after the owner was assaulted and robbed earlier this month.
Paul Kendall, the 72-year-old owner of Rocky Mountain Sports and Collectibles in Pueblo told police four people entered the shop on the afternoon of August 10. One of them punched him in the face with brass knuckles and pushed him to the floor, choked him and stole his wallet. He says the other three men stole merchandise and money before leaving.
Kendall has operated the store for over 20 years and it’s the second time he’s been the victim of an assault inside the store. On another occasion, someone entered through the roof after hours and stole merchandise. He’s still suffering from the injuries received in the assault.
“I used to have fun doing this,” Kendall told the Pueblo Chieftain. “I’ve got myself locked in my own store now. If a customer wants in, they’ve got to knock. So what’s the point, you know?”
You can read more about the case including the police response, here.
Meanwhile in Boise, Idaho, another shop owner was cleaning up last week after a burglary at his store.
Jerry McClusky of Jerry’s Rookie Shop says it happened late Tuesday night or early Wednesday. The front window was broken and a display case at the front of the store was smashed. Taken were several boxes of football cards from recent years.
Police are investigating.
Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 208-343-COPS.