MAPLEWOOD, MO. (KMOX) – It was a wild scene in Maplewood Thursday afternoon, at the Maplewood Commons Shopping Center.
A man stole a truck from the parking lot, but before he could get out of the lot the owner of the truck saw him leaving and was able to jump into the bed.
He then broke out the rear window and tried to stop the vehicle.
The thief kept driving, got onto Hanley Road then onto highway 40 at a high rate of speed, trying to shake the man out of the bed.
When he couldn’t do that he stopped the truck and assaulted him.
Police are looking for an African American male in a Maroon GMC Sierra.
Part of the front fenders and doors are white. The hood is darker than the rest of the truck, and the rear sliding glass window is broken out.
The Missouri Plate is 1 H N – 3 7 5
Anyone with information should contact Maplewood Police at 314 646 3621.
The truck pictured here is not the actual truck that was stolen but does show the type of truck police are looking for.