APPLETON — Titus Moua has spent the day cleaning up the aftermath of a break-in at his shop. Moua is the owner of Pokeshop 2.0, which was broken into early Monday morning.
"An adrenaline rush kicked in, and it was kind of crazy it happened," Moua said.
Moua said he had a day off and was sleeping when he got a call about a burglary in his store. The Grand Chute Police Department was notified and responded immediately to the call. They reviewed the security footage of the theft with Moua, which shows the suspect smashing the front door and glass card cases, and shoveling merchandise off the shelves into a bag.
"Owning a card shop like this... you hear stories all the time of this happening to other card shops, so I knew that probably one day it would probably happen at least once," Moua said. "I just didn't think it was going to happen so soon."
Pokeshop 2.0 has been open for four months and celebrated an official grand opening one day before the break-in.
Now, Moua said, he is working with the police to recover the stolen items. He said it may be "difficult to track" the items, but hopes to get them back. Additionally, he is looking into security options.
"People have brought up about having bars on the windows and doors. Ideally, we don't want to do that because we're definitely a family-friendly store," Moua said.
According to Moua, the damage is just about fixed, and Pokeshop 2.0 will be back in action Wednesday.