KCMO man says truck used in smash and grab was stolen from him

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Police are investigating after a car crashed into a store early Friday morning in KCMO.

According to police, the owner of New York Fashion, which is in the 4200 block of East Blue Parkway, says he got a call around 4:18 a.m. that reported a vehicle smashed into his business and the suspects in the vehicle took off with merchandise.

Police search for suspects in red Dodge Ram

Police search for suspects in red Dodge Ram

Surveillance video shows a red Dodge Ram truck backing into the store. Then two suspects hop out of the truck and begin grabbing merchandise. Police say they believe there were three people in the vehicle, which includes the two who were seen grabbing merchandise on camera and the driver.

A viewer called FOX 4 and said a friend called him early Friday to say he had heard on the radio that a red truck was used in a smash and grab. Brad Tyson said he then turned on FOX 4 and saw video of the truck. Tyson said there are distinct stickers on the truck which leads him to believe it is his.  He said there is a Louisiana State University football helmet stick on the back left of the window and another sticker on the right side. He described the truck as a 2004 red Dodge Ram 4x4 with Colorado plates and LSU license plate frame. Tyson said it was stolen out of 34th and Broadway area while it was parked on the street.

2004 red Dodge ram

2004 red Dodge ram

“It’s too bad they had to steal one person's livelihood and take another one,” Tyson said.

Police ask that anyone with information about the suspects to call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474- TIPS.

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