WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Police in West Springfield are searching for a man who used a van to smash into a convenience store before stealing from it.
The incident took place at the Quick Stop Food and Smoke Shop on River Street around 5:00 Tuesday morning, but 24 hours later, police tell 22News they're still looking for the suspect.
The owner of the store gave 22News the surveillance video of the robbery. In the footage you can see the suspect behind the counter, taking several items. He even tries stomping on a computer screen that apparently monitors the surveillance cameras in the store.
Store employees told 22News that the man not only got away with some money, but he caused an extensive amount of damage to the shop.
"It could take a good month to fix it. The ceiling's busted up, the doors they replaced right away. We are up and running, though. I was surprised. I haven't seen anything like that", said store employee, Kimberly Norris.
If you recognize the man in the surveillance video, you're asked to call the West Springfield Detective Bureau at (413) 263-3210.