Lockmiths in Albuquerque, Bellevue and Triple A say they’ll reopen within days
LOCKSCREEN LOCKSPOT LOCKSMITHS ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — It’s been more than a week since the lockmiths who run the city’s downtown lock shops shut down after the first of the citys two mass shootings.
But some of the same lock-smiths have been here in Albuquerque and in BellevUE, as of Wednesday, to reopen.
It’s been an emotional week for lock shop owner Eric T. Smith, who says he was a victim of violence and a victimizer in his business and in his community.
He opened his doors just over two weeks ago.
The next two weeks, his business is going to be a little different.
It’s going to open with more focus on lock picking and security.
“Tyson Kocher, another of Smith’s lock-miths, says he also opened in the same week, with a couple of days of work to go.
He says he plans to open as many lock-downs as possible for lock pickers to practice their craft.
He says he and his team have been busy and busy in recent days, and are not ready to leave their job just yet.”
He says the lock-shop business has been a vital part of the community for years. “
I’m hoping we get back to normal in about two weeks.”
He says the lock-shop business has been a vital part of the community for years.
He’s proud of the business and its customers, but not surprised by the violence.
“People get killed and they’re killed and it doesn’t matter,” he said.
“They can be hurt and they can get hurt, and they go to jail, and that’s how we’ve always done business.”
The lock-owners, who are locked in the business, say they are ready to reopen as soon as possible.
The locksmiths will still be at the business to pick up customer keys, but they will have to move away from the lock shop and get back into the lock picking business.