Surveillance video shows car smash into and out of Peoria store

Posted at 9:47 PM, May 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-17 13:32:51-04

State Trailer in Peoria has everything you would want or need for an RV, and thanks to an out of control criminal they now have an unwanted drive-thru.

Security cameras caught a mid-2000’s grey or silver Chevy Cobalt circling a shopping center parking lot near 83rd Avenue and Peoria just after 5 a.m. Monday.

Moments after the car was first spotted, the driver lines the car up and heads straight for the front door.

"I'm surprised it went through, because those doors are probably a couple of hundred pounds each," said General Manager Darrell Worley.

Interior cameras show the car plowing into the store, knocking over merchandise, destroying shelves and even the store’s suggestion box.

"When I first looked at [the video], I thought it was somebody knocking down the doors to steal products, which is what has happened in prior employment that I had," said Worley.

This was not the typical smash and grab job. The video shows the driver does not get out.

Rather, the driver makes a u-turn in the store, smashes the gas and crashes through the exit door.

"When we looked at the video and saw that all they did was come in, knock down the doors, drive into the store and drive out, it didn't make any sense," added Worley.

Store management estimates the damage total is around $15,000. The car was last seen driving away with some damage.

Peoria police have pieces of the car and evidence.

Store management is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

Anyone with knowledge of the incident is urged to contact the Peoria Police Department.