Car careens into store at Peoria shopping center

- An RV and outdoor supply store at a Peoria shopping center is cleaning up, after a car plowed into the store early Monday morning.

According to company officials, the incident happened on the 8000 block of Peoria Avenue.

"[They went] around the store two or three times, looking around to see if anybody was here," said Darrell Worley, the store's manager.

Security camera footage taken at around 5:00 a.m. showed a subcompact car with tinted windows speeding into the store's glass doors. The car reportedly entered the store, turned around, and exited through a second set of double glass entry doors.

"Just wonder why someone would do something like that," said Worley. "They did a lot of damage to the store, and we've been good to our customer here in Peoria, and we want to know why someone wants to take our doors out."

Officials with the store said nothing inside the store were stolen. It is estimated that the store has suffered about $15,000 in damages.

"The damage, I don't think it is hurting the business, but it is inconveniencing customers," said Worley.

Company officials believe the suspects had plans to loot the store, but later decided to leave, out of fear the car could be trapped inside the building.

The company is reportedly offering a $1,000 reword for information leading to the arrest of the suspects.


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