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Sunday, June 16, 2024

News in Brief: Attempted robbers crash car into Target

On Sunday morning, two unknown male suspects drove a stolen truck into the front doors of the Davis Target in an attempt to steal an ATM.

According to a press release from Lt. Thomas Waltz, it was around 3 a.m. when the suspects backed a full-sized Dodge pickup into the store.

After ramming the pickup through two sets of glass entry doors, the suspects backed the truck up to the customer service counter, attached a cable to the ATM then tried to pull out the entire machine with the truck.

The suspects’ plan was foiled, however, when the cable snapped in half. After the cable broke, the suspects, described as males in dark clothing, fled on foot, leaving the truck in place, the press release stated.

Officers searched the area but were unable to find the suspects.

Employees from the 4601 Second St. store estimate damage from the destroyed glass doors and floor tiles to be around $100,000.

The store was open for business Sunday despite the incident.

“We are up and running,” said Target manager Tiffany O’Brien. “Our safety of our guests is top priority, and we’re glad nobody was hurt.”

Chris Vaccari, an executive team leader for the Davis Target, said management will replace the doors and tile as soon as possible.

– Angela Swartz


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