Robbers smash into jewelry store

The store was heavily damaged by the impact. (Anthony Wilson)

October 13, 2010 9:26:54 AM PDT
Police say someone drove a vehicle into a Brier Creek jewelry store in an attempted smash and grab robbery Wednesday morning.

It happened around 5 a.m. at the business on Brier Creek Parkway.

The impact shattered glass and battered a security gate, but the crooks didn't make it inside.

Now, investigators are comparing the case to a similar crime in Durham earlier that was successful.

Police say a white 2005 Dodge or Chrysler Caravan did the damage in Raleigh. They believe it has rear end damage because the crooks backed into the store. There were two suspects inside.

Durham police say they're investigating a similar robbery where a vehicle knocked out a window at a Rent-A-Center on University Drive around 4:40 a.m.

The crooks got away with TV sets there.

If you have information, contact Crimestoppers.

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