Earthmover used in smash-and-grab at Detroit liquor store

Evan James Carter
The Detroit News

Detroit — Police said a liquor store theft Sunday morning on the city's west side involved the use of a large construction vehicle to break through the front of the store. 

The Sunday morning smash and grab at J R Liquor on Detroit's west side caused the destruction of multiple bottles of liquor

Someone took numerous bottles of liquor from JR Party Store on Plymouth Road after using a type of earthmoving equipment to break in through the front of the store on Grandmont Avenue at about 5:22 a.m. Sunday, Detroit police said. Police described the equipment as a bulldozer.

Anyone with information on the incident or knows who may have been involved is asked to call

the Detroit Police Department's 6th Precinct Unit at (313) 596-5640 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 773-2587.

When employees of JR Liquor arrived to open the party store this morning, they saw a Kobelco SK210 Excavator parked in the parking lot and the front wall of the store smashed.

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