Thieves (Again) Targeting Colorado Fly Shops

It’s happened before, and it’s happening again. Via Angling Trade:

A well-orchestrated group of of thieves is targeting Colorado fly shops. So far they have made off with several thousand dollars in merchandise. The group is stealing high end product. Among the shops hit thus far: Laughing Grizzly, Angler’s All, Charlie’s Fly Box, Trout’s Fly Shop, Orvis Cherry Creek, and Rocky Mountain Anglers. Thefts occurred February 2-3…

Sadly for thieves, the fly fishing community is a pretty tightly knit group, even nationally, and I suspect these crooks aren’t going to get far. Keep your eyes peeled for new high-end merchandise being hocked.

More here.

MG signing off (to spread the word)

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We sold 3 fly reels-Sage 6080 gold, Sage 4550 bronze, Ross Momentum 5 LT Gold-, and an Aqualung Titan LX Scuba Regulator in October to 2 guys that matched this profile. They purchased the product with a credit card, and we received notice 1 month later that the charge was fradulent. 2 of my 3 salespeople who worked that evening indetified the suspect in the photo. Word to the wise, check ID’s, credit cards, and signatures. We got taken by somebody “buying something”. To a small business, this is a big hit.