Burglary caught on camera; business owner believes thieves were customers first

Posted at 8:32 PM, Feb 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-20 23:38:33-05

ROY, Utah -- In any small business, customers can feel like family, which is why the owners of a business that was recently burglarized in Roy are feeling betrayed.

“I’m sure we met them face to face,” said Lorie Young, owner of WBY Outfitters in Roy. “I’m sure they looked right at us many times and said, ‘have a great day.'”

Burglars used a rock to shatter a window and enter the premises around 4 a.m. Saturday, and their entry was caught on surveillance cameras.

“Everything we've worked so hard for, jeopardized in like 8 minutes,” Young said. “Eight minutes."

Two men wearing hoodies smashed their way through the store, filling a bin with valuable coins.

“Terrified: I feel violated,” Young said in the wake of the crime.

Young said they believe it’s likely the thieves were customers at one point because they targeted graded coins with the highest values, moving straight to the case where those items were kept.

“They’re taking food out of our kids’ mouths, out of my employees’ mouths, so, yeah: it hurts,” Young said. “It hurts deep.”

Young said they hope someone will recognize the suspects in the footage and contact Roy police, who can be reached at 801-629-8221.

"All I can say is, I hope karma comes quick," she said.