Thieves Smash and Grap at Rent-a-Center

UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police in the St. Louis suburb of University City are searching for the person who rammed a pickup truck into the front of a Rent-A-Center store and tried to make off with merchandise.

The crime happened in the predawn hours of Tuesday. The truck was left behind. Officers are searching the scene for additional evidence.

The building of the rental store was badly damaged, with two large windows shattered.

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