$15,000 in items stolen in roller skate store robbery in Kearny Mesa
SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A surreal surveillance video at Sin City Skates has captured something very unsettling for owner Kelly Timm.
“Unfortunately around 2:30 a.m. Monday morning people came and broke into our store,” Timm said.
The boutique on boulevard Clairemont Mesa has been open for 16 years; this has never happened to them.
“They were in and out in six minutes. They came in with trash cans and kind of cleaned us up; they took a lot,” Timm said. “Tons of our towels, dear, you know, great gear. They knew all of our bearings, and bearings are expensive. Wheels, skate parts, inline skates.”
The store is still figuring out what, in total, was stolen. Timm estimates that at least $15,000 worth of gear and laptops were stolen from their all-women’s store.
“I was angry, I think, at first. But, disappointed. I feel like people say you feel violated that someone is doing that,” Timm said. “Everything hurts, you know, when you’re a small business. But, like I said, luckily our community is going to help us through this.”
But this roller skate shop owner hopes to find what was stolen in that robbery.
“I think what they stole is actually going to help us find it because it’s specific to roller pegs. Some of those expensive Swiss bearings; it’s really weird to have someone walking around in selling a pack of 16 roller skate bearings,” Timm said. .
As they restock what’s been stolen, Timm has a message for those who decide to take up his business.
“You know, you’re hurting a small business and maybe you think not. And you can come in and steal stuff. But, we’re not just going to cancel it. I mean, I’m not a big company where I just wrote it,” Timm said. “Like, we’re upset. This is my business and my livelihood, and I take it personally.
Timm is grateful for the community support after the burglary.
Timm said they filed a police report.
She’s also thankful it didn’t happen with anyone at the store and more were taken.