By Jamie Leary
LITTLETON, Colo. (CBS4) – Some crooks went to a lot of effort to break into a JCPenney store at the Southwest Plaza Mall. The stolen truck they used has been found but the suspects remain on the run.READ MORE: 'I Prayed So Hard': Pregnant Colorado Mom Talks About Fighting COVID In The ICU
According to Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies, a red truck backed into one of the entrances of the department store, four men jumped out, grabbed clothing, jewelry and electronics, and then took off.
The suspects may have gotten away without a trace but they crashed the truck into a pole outside of an apartment complex in Lakewood.READ MORE: After Small Planes Collided Over Denver Area, Woman Saw Damaged Aircraft Coming Down And 'Just Ran'
The truck in the smash-and-grab was found by Lakewood police near Sheridan Boulevard and Yale Avenue.
A witness told police he saw three suspects run from the truck and into the apartment complex. Surveillance from the complex gave police enough information to target one particular unit and secure a search warrant.
At last check, Jefferson County investigators were searching the unit to see if they could find any sign of the suspects or stolen items.
Jamie Leary joined the CBS4 team in 2015 and currently works as a reporter for CBS4 News at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. She couldn’t imagine a better place to live and work and will stop at nothing to find the next great story. Jamie loves learning about and hearing from her fellow community members, so connect with her on Facebook or Twitter @JamieALeary.MORE NEWS: It's Gone! For The First Time In Nearly A Year, Colorado's Front Range No Longer Has Drought
The search continues for four suspects.