Burglars smashed through a glass door and picked over the stock of high-end sneakers and clothing at a Massachusetts store overnight. The owner of GetchaSneakers in Lunenberg said the thieves got away with about $70,000 worth of merchandise. “I was shocked, flabbergasted just because we give so much back to the community I didn’t think we would be targeted but we’ll live and learn from this situation and try to do better,” said owner Michael Cortes, who opened the store in January. Cortes says surveillance shows six that six people smashed through the front door with an ax. One of the cameras captured a Honda CR-V, which police said was stolen in Lowell. Police confirmed they were investigating the theft. Inside the business, they left piles of shoeboxes, empty hangars and articles of clothing strewn across the floor. For Cortes, the business is deeply personal. It is something he worked toward for years. “We didn’t have much so I started, like, selling shoes on the side to get school uniforms and stuff like that,” he said. “Then, at a point in time, I went homeless so I started selling sneakers to try to get back on my feet, and it started working out and then I took it to a business.”Cortes started an online fundraiser to help get his business back on track.

Burglars smashed through a glass door and picked over the stock of high-end sneakers and clothing at a Massachusetts store overnight. The owner of GetchaSneakers in Lunenberg said the thieves got away with about $70,000 worth of merchandise.

“I was shocked, flabbergasted just because we give so much back to the community I didn’t think we would be targeted but we’ll live and learn from this situation and try to do better,” said owner Michael Cortes, who opened the store in January.

Cortes says surveillance shows six that six people smashed through the front door with an ax. One of the cameras captured a Honda CR-V, which police said was stolen in Lowell.

Police confirmed they were investigating the theft.

Inside the business, they left piles of shoeboxes, empty hangars and articles of clothing strewn across the floor.

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For Cortes, the business is deeply personal. It is something he worked toward for years.

“We didn’t have much so I started, like, selling shoes on the side to get school uniforms and stuff like that,” he said. “Then, at a point in time, I went homeless so I started selling sneakers to try to get back on my feet, and it started working out and then I took it to a business.”

Cortes started an online fundraiser to help get his business back on track.

https://www.wcvb.com/article/getchasneakers-lunenberg-burglary-smash-grab-sneakers-november-15-2021/38256915

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