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Driver rams truck into business, steals cigarettes

By: Melissa Etezadi Email
By: Melissa Etezadi Email

Police are looking for a man who used a pick-up truck to break into a store and steal.

Surveillance video shows a white Ford F-Series extended cab truck drive into the Mini Food Mart parking lot off East Loudon, near Contract. The suspect then backs up and floors it into the store. The driver repeats the action three times before busting down the store's front door.

"He actually damaged my building," said store owner, Joe Rayyan.

Rayyan says once inside, the thief stole dozens of cartons of cigarettes.
The suspect made several trips in and out of the store. It happened just fifteen minutes before the store opened.

"Yea, they stole only like 30 cartons of cigarettes. It's not worth that."

On Monday, almost the exact same scenario happened at Sarah's Corner Store off Winchester Road. Someone used their car to break in to steal cigarettes.

"We'll investigate to see if the two incidents are linked or not ," said Lt. Raymond Roller.

Police want drivers in Lexington to be on the look out for the truck seen in this video. It has extensive damage to the driver's side tail light and the center part of the tailgate. Police say the cab of the truck had a lot of items in it, including what appears to be construction working gear.


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