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Thieves Turn NJ Mall Into Drive Thru

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Shoppers check out at the Macy's store in the Roosevelt Field Mall - Garden City, NY - Dec 23, 2010 - Photo: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880

Shoppers check out at the Macy’s store in the Roosevelt Field Mall – Garden City, NY – Dec 23, 2010 – Photo: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880

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ELIZABETH, N.J. (CBS 2) – A gang of thieves turned a New Jersey Mall into a drive thru on Thursday morning.

Police said the thieves removed hinges from the doors at Burlington Coast Factory at the Jersey Gardens Mall where they drove through the opening towards a jewelry store they intended to rob.

A maintenance worker spotted the men and called police. That’s when detectives said the robbers got back into their car and drove out the same way they came in.

The incident remains puzzling to everyday shoppers who wouldn’t dream of doing something as crazy as this.

“Crazy, it’s ludicrous. To think of doing something like that and think you’re going to get away with it too? That doesn’t make sense,” shopper Kim Landers said.

The robbers didn’t get anything at the jewelry store, but they may have struck a second time.

Investigators said thieves drove a truck through a Toys R Us store down the street, stealing electronics and possibly some cash.

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