Blind shop owner creates GoFundMe after series of thefts

MEDFORD, Ore. — Many small businesses are suffering financially during the pandemic, but a Medford bike shop owner is down thousands of dollars after a series of thefts.

“Studying me for a while. They knew where the keys were to the locks and they knew where the money was,” Stan said.

Stan Moore of ‘Stan’s Bikes’ says he’s had more than $5,000 worth of bikes and gear stolen in the last two months. He says he’s an easy target. He’s been blind since 2012.

“I can’t see everything. I have to feel. Oh yeah, that’s missing or that’s missing,” Stan said.

Stan has been fixing bikes for over two decades and in that same amount of time, his eye sight began failing him.

“It’s taken about 25 years for my eyes to start diminishing to what it is now,” Stan said.

It hasn’t stopped Stan from doing what he loves. He is able to fix the bikes by feeling them. But with the recent thefts, Stan says he can’t afford any more losses.

“Anything would help me,” Stan said.

With some help, Stan created a GoFundMe page to help make up for the stolen equipment. He’s not able to easily check in on it’s progress. During our interview, we told him he had raised over $4,000. Getting teary-eyed, he said he never expected that kind of support.

To donate, visit the GoFundMe page:

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Anna Weeks
Anna Weeks is the anchor of NBC5 News at 5 and 11 and Your Place @7 with Anna Weeks. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Oregon State University with a degree in Digital Communication Arts and a minor in writing. Previously, she interned with the National Association of Broadcasters at the NAB Show in Las Vegas. Originally from the Portland area, Anna loves exploring Southern Oregon. In her free time, she enjoys reading, running, and watching sports.
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