Elyria Police Investigate Rash of "Smash and Grabs"

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ELYRIA, OH (WOIO) - Elyria's Stewart Appliance store is out a couple of store windows and one very large television set.

Elyria Police tells 19 Action News that a man wearing a ski mask and gloves drove a red truck right into the store's front windows Friday morning.

Next, the guy hopped through the broken windows and grabbed a 50-inch plasma television worth nearly one-thousand dollars.

Police say this is just one of a handful "smash-and-grabs" that happened around the same time.

Authorities are now trying to determine if they are connected.

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