Rent-A-Center hit by smash & grab bandits in north St. Louis

5:05 AM, May 15, 2013   |    comments
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St. Louis, MO (KSDK) - Police are looking for the people who broke into a north st. Louis business early Wednesday, then fled in separate vehicles to make their escape.

Officers were called to the crime scene at the Rent-A-Center on natural Bridge and Newstead just before 4:00 a.m. Wednesday and found the front door of the business broken and hanging ajar.

Evidence technicians were brought to the store to begin their search for clues.

No immediate word on what the thieves made off with in the break in.

Witnesses told police they saw two pick-up trucks, one red and another black, speeding away from the business just before officers arrived.

The search for those bandits is ongoing.

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