LONGMONT, Colo. (KDVR) – It happened in broad daylight. Surveillance video shows a pickup truck hitting a wall.
A woman is seen shortly afterwards inside the looting of guns and thousands of dollars worth of jewelry.
The owner of Grandpa’s Pawn and Gun in Longmont has never seen anything like this.
“I can’t believe they’re so brazen in broad daylight,” said owner Rod Brandenburg.
All of this happened two years ago.
But just this week, Brandenburg learned the suspect, Roxanna Aguilar, had been released from prison.
“It is insulting. Anyone who owns a business should be buzzing about this,” Brandenburg said.
The store suffered $40,000 worth of damage. Insurance covered most of the damage, but now business coverage has increased to 55%.
“We definitely need more police on the streets. We need more strict sentencing guidelines. She will commit more crimes,” Brandenburg said.
We asked the Boulder County attorney why the 22-year-old was released. A police affidavit shows she is also suspected of being involved in a range of other incidents.
A spokesperson for the DA office told us today, “This is a serious case.”
According to the DA office, her bond, for legal reasons, had to be amended, but “she will (return) be in the custody of a community repair facility.”
Meanwhile, Brandenburg spent another $30,000 to fortify his fortress, as he describes it. He hopes his business is safe again.
Aguilar, the suspect in the pawn shop break-in, is expected to appear in court in February.
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