ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – There was an attempted burglary at a convenience store on Wednesday morning, and surveillance video shows the suspects smashing through the store’s front doors. The incident happened at around 3:45 a.m. at Quick Mart, located near the intersection of Arkansas Lane and Hilldale Boulevard in Arlington.
The video shows a red pickup truck back into the front of the store. But it appears as though the truck became stuck on something. Three men are then seen on camera.
Police found the truck a couple of streets away from the crime scene, but there were no suspects inside. Officials think that the vehicle was stolen.
A person was arrested for an outstanding burglary warrant near the abandoned truck, however, there has been no word yet as to whether or not this individual might be connected to the store break-in. The search for the suspects shown on the video continues.
Investigators with the Arlington Police Department are trying to determine if this was an attempted ATM theft. It looks to be that way based on the methods used by the suspects, but nothing was taken from the store.
Meanwhile, the front of the convenience store was smashed and broken. There were no reports of injuries. Fire officials were called to the scene to help clean up the mess. The damage and debris will keep the store closed on Wednesday, the owners said.
Several neighbors and regular Quick Mart customers stopped by the store on Wednesday morning to offer condolences to the couple who have owned the location for the last 12 years. “I come here almost every day,” said R.J. Harden. “I see a lot of the same people every day, and we just care.”
“They know us, we know them,” added Matt Brinlee. “It’s a neighborhood thing. We watch out for each other.”