Police look for help in Verizon hit-skip

Bob Morehead

Herald Staff Writer

The Norton Police are enlisting public aid in finding a pickup truck that backed into the Verizon store at Norton Plaza July 7.

Police got a call around 9:15 a.m. from a woman who said she watched the truck hit the front of the store, which hadn’t yet opened for the day. She said no one got out of the truck and it then pulled away and headed east on Greenwich Road. Security video from a shop across the parking lot shows about half a dozen other vehicles driving by and going about their business.

“There were a lot of other vehicles driving past,” Norton Police Capt. Larry Lane told The Herald. “Someone had to have seen something.”

Police were initially concerned that this was another smash-and-grab, such aas one that happened at the same store last year. However, the witness said no one exited the vehicle.

“We don’t know if it was accidental or intentional,” Lane said.

Lane said the vehicle is a newer silver Ford F-150 pickup. The reporting officer wrote that the vehicle will have a damaged tailgate, is missing a mudflap and appears to have a flat cap or cover on the bed.

Anyone with information on the crash is urged to call the Norton Police Department at 330-706-0084.

COURTESY PHOTO/Norton Police Department
Security video from the Norton Plaza Verizon store shows the pickup truck backing into the store June 7.

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