Robbery suspect crashes into Roy smoke shop with cab of semitrailer

Posted at 12:39 PM, Jul 10, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-10 16:06:23-04

A man allegedly crashed the cab of a semitrailer into a Roy smoke shop, robbed the shop and then took police on a chase Tuesday.

Police said the driver of a the truck backed into the shop at 3750 West and 5600 South around 8 a.m.

The truck was last seen going westbound on 5500 South. Police tried to stop the man, but he got away and made his way into a neighborhood.

Officers are still searching for the suspect.

The smoke shop was heavily damaged.

"Obviously there's quite a bit of damage to the front door and the security that was recently installed by the owner," said Sgt. Curtis Gibson, Roy City Police Department.

The truck is described as a 1999 Kenworth dark blue tractor semitrailer. It has silver markings along the side.

Police said the believed it may before to Anderson Trucking and was stolen.

If you have any information, call Roy Police at (801) 629-8221.