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Tuesday, October 15, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Police looking for SUV that crashed into north Spokane grocery store Monday afternoon

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 10:26 p.m.

An SUV crashed into De Leon Foods in north Spokane Monday afternoon, nearly hitting a few shoppers before driving away.

The grocery store’s owners, Sergio and Maria De Leon, captured a video of the vehicle’s crash on an in-store camera and posted it to Facebook. It shows the SUV sitting in the store’s parking lot at 102 E. Francis Avenue when at about 4:30 p.m. it quickly accelerates forward into the large glass windows, shattering several and demolishing the front door.

The vehicle pushes several cabinets a few feet into an aisle where two customers were walking just seconds before. The SUV then backs away and flees the scene.

“(Maria) and I always wanted a drive thru, but not done like this,” Sergio De Leon posted on Facebook. “Driver took off and need your help finding him.”

The De Leon’s describe the vehicle as a Black Yukon GT with damage to its front end. Officer John O’Brien, spokesman for the Spokane Police Department, said Tuesday that police have no leads yet in locating the vehicle or the driver.

Sergio De Leon, who describes himself as an “easy going guy,” said he doesn’t plan on pressing charges against the driver, but he would like them to come forward and take responsibility for what they did.

“I really hope that they come forward,” he said. “We all make mistakes.”

Sergio De Leon said the store patched up the damage last night and will remain open throughout the holidays while further repairs are made.

Police ask anyone with information to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233

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