Dickson break-in filmed; the owner believes the thieves have targeted the store


Dickson, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Dickson business owner is asking for the public’s help after his store was robbed early Friday morning.

Justin Smith has owned and operated Mach Speed ​​Hobbies for nearly five years, but says he’s never faced a large-scale burglary.

“I saw the huge gaping hole here, it wasn’t too much fun to see. Glass everywhere, glass halfway through the store, we knew we had our work cut out for us and just before a snowstorm,” Smith explained.

Smith said he received an alert on his phone after several alarms went off. When he went to check the security cameras, he was shocked to see five different cameras showing a car sitting in the parking lot for at least five minutes before opening its hatch and backing into the store. The hatch broke the glass. While the driver waited, a second person jumped out of the trunk and grabbed the goods.

“When they walked in, they went for the most expensive thing they could find. It was almost like they knew exactly where he was,” Smith said.

The crime came as a shock to Smith, who grew up working with model cars and planes with his father, making it a business.

Smith told News 2 he was shocked by the break-in, especially since he had seen the same vehicle a week before the break-in.

“The week before, on a Tuesday, at exactly the same time at midnight, they backed up to the gate, both times, in the same vehicle,” Smith explained. “I guess they tried to get in and failed, sounded the alarm, got scared and left, and apparently they changed their approach the second time around.”

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If you recognize the individuals or the vehicle, you ask to call the Dickson police.


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