Burglars in pickup truck smash through entrance of Winn-Dixie

Winn-Dixie employees are busy repairing the entrance of the Winn-Dixie store on Old Kings Road at Baymeadows on Monday after smash-and-grab burglars apparently targeted the ATM crashed a vehicle into the grocery store overnight.

JACKSONVILE, Fla. – Winn-Dixie employees are working Monday to repair the entrance of the Winn-Dixie store on Old Kings Road at Baymeadows after burglars apparently crashed a Ford F-150 pickup truck into the entrance to get to the ATM machine inside.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office was called to a crash and burglary at 2:30 a.m. There was a massive hole where the glass doors used to be. Inside the ATM is broken into two pieces, lying at the entrance to the pharmacy. Tire tracks are visible inside the store.

Winn-Dixie employee said the crash happened overnight while the store was closed and no one was injured.

According to the JSO report, surveillance video showed there were three men in the pickup that not only smashed into the store, but rammed and ran over the ATM twice. But even after the machine was destroyed, they could not get at the cash inside.

The store opened normally Monday while repairs were made. Damages to the store and ATM was estimated at $30,000.

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