(KMOV)-- Police are investigating after a smash and grab at Midwest Petroleum in Edwardsville early Saturday morning.
According to Captain Brad Wells, when deputies arrived on the scene, the front doors of the gas station was found heavily damaged. The safe inside the business had been stolen.
A review of the surveillance footage revealed that a truck was used to ram the front doors for the suspects to gain entry. The suspects pulled onto the lot and backed up to the door. A black male suspect hooked a chain to a bar on the front door. The truck was used to pull on the door but was unsuccessful. The suspect then used the truck to smash into the front doors of the business. The suspects entered the store and went to the area where the safe is kept. The suspects carried the safe to the truck and fled the area.
Police are searching for three suspects. Two of the suspects had hoods on. The truck appears to be a blue in color 90’s model Chevrolet, extended cab, dually pickup.
If anyone has information on this incident, please contact your local law enforcement, or the Madison County Sheriff’s Office at the following phone numbers:
24 hour dispatch: (618) 692-4433
Investigation: (618) 692-0871
Anonymous Tip-Line: (618) 296-3000