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Smash and grab burglars in Sugar House

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - Thursday night burglars execute a "smash and grab" at Smith Crown Company, a vacuum shop in Sugar House.
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - Thursday night burglars execute a "smash and grab" at Smith Crown Company, a vacuum shop in Sugar House.

A store camera shows the burglars in a white pickup truck pulling up outside the store. John Wallace, the owner of the Smith Crown Company described what he saw on the video: "They walked up, just as calm as can be, as if this was all planned out and smashed the glass." They used brass knuckles to break the glass in the door.

Once inside, instead of going for the cash drawer, the thieves began gathering up merchandise -- high end Dyson vacuums and fans. They stole 10-thousand dollars worth of stuff.

It is impossible to identify the thieves from the video. They wore goggles and hooded clothing to hide their identity. "One of them reached within two inches of the camera to get the product off the shelf," said Wallace. "They knew they were there. They knew they were on film."

Such a theft may be no big deal for a big box store, but Wallace said it is for them, "Us being a family owned and operated business, this really affects myself, my family, my children, all the way down. And it really hurts."

This is the 2nd time Smith Crown has been hit at this location. Wallace observed that the first time, the burglars were nervous, tripping over themselves. But not this time. "I've never seen anyone so calm and collected when they're try to commit some kind of crime like that."

Wallace believes they were professionals. He's just hoping Salt Lake detectives can find them and stop them.

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