Thieves steal $5,000 value of meat from brewery

Thieves steal $5,000 value of meat from brewery

The motive force and passengers of a Silver GMC SUV stole $5,000 value of brisket and pork from Six Capital Brewing and BBQ. (Courtesy of Six Capital Brewing and BBQ)

AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) – An Aurora brewery proprietor is trying to find solutions after 1000’s of {dollars}’ value of beef and pork have been stolen from his smokehouse round 4 a.m. Saturday.

The state of affairs has developed on East Iliff Avenue at Six Capital Brewing and BBQ.


The thieves got here out with bolt cutters and minimize off each lock on the smoker, taking at the least $5,000 in stock, proprietor Blake Butler mentioned.

“Our brisket is nice, our pork is nice — we smoke it first — you possibly can’t go improper,” Butler mentioned.

That is what went improper early Saturday morning that left Butler and his employees shocked and confused.

“I received a name from my pit supervisor and she or he mentioned ‘You’re going to be so upset. “Somebody broke into the smoker,” Butler mentioned.

When he got here to work about eight o’clock on Saturday morning, he discovered his smoker broad open and nearly empty.

“It was over $5,000. They stole lots. We had 160 kilos of brisket and 120 kilos of pork on the smoker,” Butler mentioned. “They stole most of it, then left just a few items in a single day to sit down there with an open smoker. We needed to throw it away after we arrived within the morning. We could not use it.”

In surveillance video, simply earlier than 4 a.m., a silver GMC SUV circled the parking zone. Minutes later, two folks approached the smoker and broke the locks, earlier than retreating to the highest, opening the 4 doorways and strolling off with a whole bunch of kilos of meat.

“They have been out and in in 5 minutes. So quick, it appeared prefer it was deliberate,” Butler mentioned.

Round 3pm on Saturday afternoon there was nowhere to sit down on the brewery because the group got here out to supply assist. Some native companies even donated brisket and meat to assist.

“That is how we have been in a position to function,” Butler mentioned. “The outpouring of assist is overwhelming. If you wish to assist us, simply come right here and eat, and allow us to feed you. Seize a beer as a result of this additionally helps a whole lot of different Colorado companies.”

Nonetheless, the state of affairs leaves Butler feeling violated, and he has one query for the individuals who absconded together with his inventory.

“Why?” Butler mentioned. “That is actually—why. Like I mentioned earlier than, if you happen to want brisket or ham that unhealthy, simply ask me. I will be very happy to present it to you. Apart from vandalizing our smoker and tearing issues up. There is not any sense in that.”

Butler mentioned the theft highlights the struggles of small companies and that is why he encourages everybody to assist native small companies.

In the meantime, Aurora Police say they’re investigating the matter and are in search of the car proven right here, a silver GMC with some injury to the entrance finish.

The motive force and passengers of a Silver GMC SUV stole $5,000 value of brisket and pork from Six Capital Brewing and BBQ. (Courtesy of Six Capital Brewing and BBQ)

You probably have any data that would result in an arrest, name the Aurora Police Division at (303) 739-6000.

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