The owner of Cutting Edge said he had to replace several windows after two teenagers smashed them.
BERLIN, Conn – A Berlin bicycle shop is picking up the pieces after a break-in early Tuesday morning.
Craig Pedemonti, owner of Cutting Edge, said they had to replace several windows after two teenagers smashed them.
“They came with a crowbar and smashed a whole bunch of windows in an attempt to get in here and steal bikes,” Pedemonti said. “The alarm went off. It was truly a full pandemonium.
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The store was left in a mess after Pedemonti said the teens attempted to escape with three bicycles.
“Two or three windows in the front that were blown out. The two doors, the back office window. I mean, I’ve never seen anything like it. We’ve had break-ins before, but usually a window or something small. Never anything of this magnitude, ”said Adam Vale Da Serra, Director of Cutting Edge.
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Berlin police say two miners from Farmington have been arrested. Officers were called to the scene after the alarm sounded.
Some goods were damaged in the break-in, but the stolen goods were recovered.
Pedemonti said staff and community members had come to help clean the glass and put back the bikes that had been thrown from the racks.
“One of my guys posted on Instagram yesterday. Within half an hour, I had friends, clients who contacted me, people who volunteered to help. I had a man who showed up with a shovel and a bucket and thought ‘what do you want me to do’ and he shoveled all the glass in front of those windows, ‘he said. .
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He is grateful for the quick response from the police and all the support the store has received.
Some members of the community have even brought cookies to the store.
“You kind of renew your faith, you know, that there are a lot of great people out there too,” Pedemonti.
Police said the two minors were returned to juvenile court, but could not say more about the case due to their young age.
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