Police are looking for a suspect who stole several thousand dollars worth of merchandise from a store in Foxborough.
Surveillance video shows a man smashing into Hobby Quarters in Foxborough Saturday morning just after 7 a.m., and shows the suspect trying to break the glass of the front door with a sledgehammer.
After a few minutes, the man sneaks inside, and sneaks away with the two largest trucks in the store.
Jeremy Waltzer, the owner of the store that sells high-tech cars, drones, trains and other toys, said the suspect went back inside three times to take as many trucks as he could, stealing nearly $8,000 worth of toys.
"He took the most expensive vehicles in the store, so he knew what to take," Waltzer said. "So he wasn’t obviously a stranger to what we have."
Waltzer said, while the crime is surprising, he's even more shocked that no one saw the suspect in broad daylight in the busy shopping plaza.
"We have Dunkin' Donuts drive thru right literally 50 yards from the door, and at 7:15, he’s banging on the glass to get in," Waltzer said. "Surprised that nobody stopped and saw it."
Waltzer said his store's alarm went off as soon as the suspect walked inside, so police arrived just after the thief took off.
Now, Waltzer said he plans to add another alarm system with glass sensors to hopefully give police more time to catch the suspect if the crime ever happens again.
"Had we had the glass sensor, it would have went off as soon as he started breaking the glass," Waltzer said.
Waltzer said he has more than 20 surveillance cameras inside the store, but he now plans to add some outside the store to ensure police could get a better picture of the suspect's car and license plate.
Anyone who recognizes the suspect is asked to contact Foxborough Police.
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