thieves ram U-Haul truck into Cleveland beauty supply store
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – A man drove a U-Haul truck into the Beauty Plus store on 125th and St. Clair in Cleveland on Tuesday morning.
Surveillance video captures the moment thieves drive this U-Haul truck to the side of the living room just before 5 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Owner Gino Diab said he was amazed.
“Thank God no one was in there. Believe it or not the night before we were going to set up surveillance inside to do work because it’s hard to do it while we’re here,” he said.
Diab tells 19 News when he arrived on the scene that Cleveland police officers were guarding the building so no one could get inside.
Other surveillance cameras show a man opening the doors for the driver to install the truck. Closer examination shows a clear view of his face as he walks towards the camera.
After the driver enters the building, a camera inside the store captures the man running to the till where he pulls out some cash before finally grabbing the entire drawer and running outside.
The driver and the other man took off in the U-Haul, leaving a huge mess.
Diab with an optimistic attitude, despite the thousands of dollars in damages.
“We’re fine, it’s all materialistic stuff, it’s going to be fixed. It’s sad but that’s the way it is,” he said.
He doesn’t believe they were targeted, but hopes the police find the suspects and soon.
“I just hope God bless them, God heal their hearts, I don’t want them to continue because they could have hurt themselves, that truck could have exploded, it’s the gas tank at the back. You know what I’m saying? It’s just not worth it,” he said.
Cases are still open as the owners work with investigators to get these thieves off the streets. Diab is offering a cash reward for information on these suspects.
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