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Video shows Mesa smash-and-grab attempt at store

Posted at 6:19 AM, Sep 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-28 00:26:53-04

A Mesa business owner is cleaning up quite the mess after a truck slammed into his wireless store overnight.

Paul Almanza is the owner of Wireless Toyz near Dobson and Baseline roads. He says his alarm company called him Thursday morning to let him know of a disturbance at his shop. That's when he checked his security camera video. 

The video shows a woman get out of her truck and appear to use something to try and smash the window. When that doesn't work, she gets back in the truck and rams it into the building. But as soon as the alarm goes off, she drives off. 

Almanza said he thinks the woman was spooked by the alarm and that's why she took off without taking anything. 

"I hope it never happens again but it's the cost of doing business," Almanza said. "There are always going to be criminals out there trying to make a quick buck. Good thing I have insurance and an alarm."

Almanza says authorities are now looking for the woman seen in the video damaging the storefront. If you know anything, call police.