Thieves Steal U-Haul Truck, Drive It Into A Best Buy

There are just so many different ways to rob a Best Buy. First some sophisticated thieves pulled off a Mission:Impossible-style heist in which they cut a hole in the roof and never touched the floor. Now some guys in a stolen U-Haul decided to just ram the truck through the backdoor. Less finesse, but equally effective.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

A trio of thieves used a stolen U-Haul truck to bust through the back door of an Orlando Best Buy store early Friday, and made off with $20,000 in electronics.

It now appears the thieves may be part of a state-wide ring that committed similar break-ins to Best Buy stores in Fort Lauderdale and St. Petersburg, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to the Best Buy store, 8350 S. Orange Blossom Trail, just after midnight and found a large U-Haul truck rammed into the back of the building, said Lt. Jeff Stonebreaker.

Surveillance video shows the culprits took 3 minutes to make off with $20,00 in laptops and iPods before driving off in a different car and leaving the truck sticking out of the back of the building.

Trio uses U-Haul truck to bust into Best Buy [Orlando Sentinel]