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Burglars ram vehicle through Rent A Center wall

5:20 AM, Dec 6, 2012   |    comments
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North St. Louis (KSDK) - St. Louis Police are searching for suspects while store officials at a north St. Louis business try to determine how much merchandise was taken in an overnight break in.

Investigators arrived at the Rent A Center location in the 4300 block of Natural Bridge around 3:30 a.m. Thursday and did not see much at first glance.

After officers got to the back of the building, that's where they found a wall of the building caved in and realized a crime had occurred.

Witnesses told authorities they saw two sport utility vehicles in the area of the store , and a short time later noticed both of the vehicles speeding away, one with extensive damage to the front of the SUV.

Typically, such crimes have involved crashing vehicles through the front windows of the business to access merchandise on the sales floor.

In this case, the vehicle crashed through a back door and wall where inventory is stored.  Police would not speculate on what might have been taken, but suggested the bandits had access to boxed electronics and likely made off with something.

Stay tuned to NewsChannel 5 and for more details on the story as they are released by police. 

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