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Local shoe store vandalized

Posted at 6:31 PM, Nov 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-20 21:31:15-05

A local business is reaching out for the public's help, after their store was burglarized.  

According to owner's the damage is so bad, they're calling it a hate crime.  

It happened earlier this week, at Tradeville, a buy, sell and trade shoe store on West Flamingo.  

Walls are covered in obscene spray paint, the store is trashed and damaged, and owners estimate the burglars took about $30,000 worth of shoes.  

"It was so malicious, the malicious intent that was here with writing on the wall, and all the inventory they stole, they could have just taken the inventory but not wreck the store, and they took that extra step," says Lizanne Romero, one of the owner's of Tradeville.  "It was heartbreaking to see."  

Romero and her husband opened the store four months ago to help people trade in shoes when they needed financial assistance.  And now they're hoping to public can help them in return.  

Romero says what shoes can be salvaged, they'll give to homeless shelters.  

The store is offering up their own reward.  If you know anything about this crime, you're asked to reach out to them directly on their facebook page here.