The Community Spoke Broken (into)
Dag. The Xmas decorations go up around the country and the same day someone breaks into The Community Spoke and runs off with lots of product, to the point they have to close indefinitely. Way to ruin Xmas just as soon as it gets going.
The theft was pretty extensive as a representative from the shop explained that tools, parts, bikes, and an unspecified amount of cash was stolen. Most community shops run on a frayed shoestring budget as it is, so a blow like this can totally disrupt the operations to a debilitating degree, but it looks as if their spirit is not broken and they hope to open back up next season. Also, a beautiful ANT cargo bike was swiped, which will be pretty difficult to conceal/resell.
The shop is currently asking the public if they know anything about who did this to come forward. Barring that happening, I hope some benefit shows and goodwill donations get them back upright and rolling.
Check out their facebook page for all the good info.
Also read their unique take on refusing police involvement in this matter.