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Truck Smashes By Picture Retailer Inflicting $100,000 in Harm

Midwest Picture was burglarized for a second time with surveillance video exhibiting a truck crashing into the shop.

The rental and retail retailer in Columbus, Ohio, discovered {that a} utility truck has smashed by way of the store entrance within the early hours of Friday morning. The alarm firm alerted police to the break-in.

Surprising footage exhibits the truck accelerating on the entrance from the parking zone and additional video taken from contained in the store exhibits it careering by way of costly photograph gear. The ultimate clip is a person leaping out of the car with a plastic bag in his hand.

Writing in regards to the incident on the corporate’s Fb web page they wryly wrote: “Wow, what a weekend!”

“In the event you haven’t heard, we had a truck drive by way of our retailer early Friday morning,” the submit reads.

“We don’t wish to give attention to the harm completed, however fairly on our workers who we love a lot who had been in a position to pull this place again collectively to permit us to open this weekend with out a hitch.

“We have now been totally overwhelmed on the outpouring of affection the photograph neighborhood has proven us over the previous few days, and it’s been the facility that has pushed us ahead from this to proceed to serve Columbus. Thanks, thanks, thanks.”

Midest Picture proprietor Moishe Allepbaum tells WSYX that the shop has suffered $100,000 price of harm.

Investigators instructed NBC4 that the robber made off with a number of objects and are nonetheless searching for the perpetrators

The crash occurred the place the enterprise usually does photograph printing and a brief entrance for patrons has been put in place.

A Nightmare Recurrence

Again in 2017, PetaPixel reported on Midwest Picture’s earlier housebreaking. Though, the primary break-in was not as dramatic as a automotive crashing by way of the entrance door.

The burglars from just a few years in the past used a noticed to make a gap within the roof and slid down a pole to enter the inventory space.

Picture from the 2017 break-in

The entry was so stealthy that the perpetrators had been in a position to keep lengthy sufficient to steal a whole bunch of cameras, lenses, and photograph equipment by Sony, Canon, Nikon, Tamron, Olympus, Panasonic, Hasselblad, and Sigma.

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