LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – After his store was targeted by thieves three separate times in its first year of business, the owner of Lego store Bricks and Minifigs’ in southwest Las Vegas says they’re celebrating this one-year milestone with a positive outlook and some added security measures.
“We have a lot of new preventative measures to kind of prevent the issues that happened last year with a couple of shoplifting break-ins,” said Bricks and Minifigs owner Edgar Garcia. “I don’t think that’s how this year will go, but overall, we’re really optimistic for 2024.”
Thieves hit Las Vegas Valley Lego store 3 times since opening
Just two months after opening, Garcia said a thief broke into the store’s glass front door and took off with some pricey Legos.
Then in July, he said a man was seen on surveillance video walking out with stolen Legos without paying while the store was open.
He said some of those stolen sets were worth up to $500 each.
Then in November, Garcia said a thief broke into the front door again but left without any cash or Legos.
“We’re in this for the long run, and we’re not going to let small-time criminals stop us or shut us down,” he said after that break-in.
On Sunday, Bricks and Minifigs celebrated its first anniversary with giveaways and a special appearance by two Lego masters showing off their intricate designs, as well as some extra customers to help the business bounce back in 2024.
“They still hurt, and they definitely hurt the bottom line, but we always find creative ways to keep going. We’ve just got to keep going, and kind of like I tell my team and my team tells me, we got to keep rebuilding brick-by-brick, so that’s exactly what we’re doing.”
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