Suspects sought in smash-and-grab at Southwest Plaza J.C. Penney store

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. -- Deputies are searching for four suspects after the J.C. Penney store at Southwest Plaza was hit in a smash-and-grab on Thursday morning, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said.

The burglary happened at 5:45 a.m. at the store at 8501 W. Bowles Ave.

The sheriff's office said a stolen red Chevrolet truck out of Denver was seen backing up to the doors before ramming them open.

Four males were seen getting out and grabbing store merchandise. The truck then fled the scene.

The truck was later found abandoned at South Sheridan Boulevard just north of Yale Avenue.

A K-9 crew was brought in, but the suspects appear to have fled the area on foot, the sheriff's office said.

No suspect descriptions have been released.

Anyone with information about the smash-and-grabb is asked to call the sheriff's office at 303-277-0211.