Saturday, December 1, 2012
JEWELRY HEIST ... AT 15TH AND MONTANA!
If you think Mo's "Donut Theft" at 7th and Montana was bad, wait till you hear what happened yesterday near the Starbucks at 15th and Montana. I made the scene yesterday afternoon at about noon to pick up some lunch, only to find traffic blocked by multiple fire engines, at least six police cars and two ambulances. I whipped out my spycam and started asking questions. "What happened?," I asked. "Some thieves walked into a jewelry shop, broke all the display cases and then maced all the employees," said one witness. "Oh," I replied, shocked. This kind of thing doesn't happen often on Montana. Even our so-called "bank heist" years ago was really just a harmless crackpot who handed the teller at Wachovia a note with a smiley face on it and told her to "have a nice day." "The thieves were armed and got away on foot," the witness continued, "Police are combing the neighborhood right now trying to find them." "Bye, bye," I replied, putting away my spycam and walking in the opposite direction. There's a fine line, my friends, between simple blog coverage and a gun-toting, mace wielding felon and I wasn't about to cross it. According to local CBS News, the actual theft took place at 17th and Marguerita, where armed assailants stole a backpack filled with nearly $300,000 worth of diamond and gold jewelry from a pair of 'carriers' who were transporting it from the shop on Montana to a showing at a private residence.