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Thief crashes stolen truck into pawn shop

Published: Nov. 8, 2021 at 4:58 PM CST
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Police are looking for the driver of a stolen flatbed truck that crashed into a Meridian business Sunday morning during a burglary attempt.

A burglary attempt happened at the silver dollar pawn shop on 14th street in Meridian Sunday morning. There’s now a big hole in the shop’s storage shed that’s going to cost the owner thousands of dollars to repair.

It happened at the Silver Dollar Pawn Shop on 14th Street. There’s a big hole in the shop’s storage shed that’s going to cost the owner thousands of dollars to repair.

“I’ve been thinking about this for the past 24 hours, about how one individual can affect so many. We are going to lose business here and lose money. It’s just a shame,” the owner of Silver Dollar Pawn Shop Brian Thompson.

The Meridian Police Department said the truck was stolen from Slay Steel. Police said the suspect backed into the shop several times before putting a hole in the wall.

“I hate to say it but it appears to be an escalating problem in Meridian. I heard of other businesses also having problems with burglaries, break-ins, and things like that. I hope it doesn’t continue,” said Thompson.

Surveillance footage shows the suspect carrying an item out of the shop. The alarm went off, and the suspect drove off in the truck. The owner said this is frustrating for him.

The case is still under investigation and the suspect was being sought.

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