Smithville Police are investigating a bold break-in overnight at Jewel's Market on South Congress Boulevard across from Dogwood Plaza. At last report, the two people responsible remained at large.
The driver of a Chevy Tahoe apparently backed the SUV into the building, crashing it through the front doors to make entry. The front of the store received significant damage. The driver and passenger then got out of the vehicle and tried to steal the in-store ATM.
Officers arrived on the scene with the burglary still in progress and nearly caught the would be thieves red handed but the two fled on foot into the woods behind the store.
911 received the call at 12:13 a.m. Friday morning.
The ATM machine was left outside by the vehicle.
A store clerk said nothing else appeared to have been taken from the store