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Angling Trade: Thieves Targeting Colorado Fly Shops

Looks like a couple of dirtbags are on the loose and ripping off fly shops in Colorado.

This is no joke. Pass the word!

All Points Bulletin: Thieves Targeting Colorado Fly Shops | 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.

Suspects are two couples, Middle Eastern or Latin in appearance, well groomed and dressed fashionably.  Once couple distracts the store staff while the other steals merchandise. Suspects have called ahead and
verified that you are indeed a specialty fly shop. Cell phone area codes that have been used are (402) and (815). A Maroon passenger van with an Illinois license plate # K714 248 was used by the suspects.

Below is the only photo of the suspects that is available at this time.

BE ON ALERT!  Protect your business, and if you get a chance to pinch these crooks by calling the police, do it!

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