Red Bull Burglars Strike Same Biz Twice

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    This surveillance video provided by the owner of Wholesale MX in Sorrento Valley shows the suspects before they broke through the door. (Published Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013)

    The owner of a Sorrento Valley Motocross shop burglarized twice this year believes a missing Red Bull can is a clue to the suspects’ identities.

    Two people in hoodies broke through the glass entryway of Wholesale MX on Pacific Heights Boulevard just after 4 a.m. Wednesday.

    Motocross Shop Robbed Twice

    [DGO] Motocross Shop Robbed Twice
    NBC 7's Elena Gomez reports on the burglary of a Sorrento Valley business that has a strange similarity to a previous theft six months ago. (Published Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013)

    The entire burglary was captured on a store surveillance camera.

    In less than a minute, they manage to steal a case of watches and sunglasses.

    “It was kind of eerie watching people walk up and you know what they were going to do,” said owner Derrick Ryel. “To watch them in action it was eye opening to say the least.”
    Ryel said it’s the second break-in at the Sorrento Valley business in six months.

    He thinks the two burglars are repeat criminals because they stole the same merchandise and each time, before they left, they stole a Red Bull.

    “They know they can get away with it. There aren't a lot of cops in this area from what the police tell me. And it’s something people could go a sell quickly,” Ryel said of the glasses and watches.

    The first time around, the store didn't have a full surveillance system. He estimates the thieves got away with $10,000 in merchandise.

    This time, with more cameras in the store, Ryel hopes police can catch the burglars before they strike again.

    The men covered their heads and wore rubber gloves. Investigators though say they don't have a good description on the two burglars.
    Ryel said he will consider using insurance to cover the $3-5,000 stolen in this incident.