LONGMONT, Colo. (KDVR) — It happened in broad daylight. Surveillance video shows a pickup truck ramming a wall.
A woman is seen moments later inside smashing cases stealing thousands of dollars worth of guns and jewelry.
The owner of Grandpa’s Pawn and Gun in Longmont had never seen anything like this.
“I couldn’t believe that in broad daylight they were this brazen,” owner Rod Brandenburg said.
This all happened two years ago.
But just this week, Brandenburg learned bond was issued for the suspect, Roxanna Aguilar.
“That’s insulting. Anybody who owns a business should be in an uproar about this,” Brandenburg said.
The shop suffered $40,000 worth of damage. Insurance paid for most of the damages, but now the insurance rates for the business have gone up 55%.
“We definitely need more cops out on the streets. We need a lot stricter sentencing guidelines. She’s just going to commit more crimes,” Brandenburg said.
We asked the Boulder County district attorney why bond was issued for the 22-year-old. A police affidavit shows she’d been suspected of being involved in a string of other incidents as well.
A spokesman for the DA’s office told us today, “This is a serious case.”
Her bond, for legal reasons, had to be modified, according to the DA’s office, while she is transferred from Boulder County to Weld County and eventually a community corrections facility.
In the meantime, Brandenburg has spent another $30,000 on fortifying his fortress, as he describes it. He’s hoping his business is safe once again.
Aguilar is scheduled to appear in court again in February when she will be sentenced after pleading guilty to multiple felonies.
Editor’s note: This story has been corrected to note that Aguilar’s bond was issued as part of the transfer process between correctional facilities.