Police: High Point man stole Furniture Market attendee’s truck, crashed

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HIGH POINT, N.C. — High Point Police said the city’s surveillance system led to the arrest of a man Tuesday morning after he allegedly stole a Furniture Market attendee’s truck and then crashed it.

An officer spotted the stolen truck Tuesday but it sped away when he tried to stop it.

According to police, Bryant Thomas III crashed the truck a short time later on Triangle Lake Road near Oakcrest Avenue when he struck a power pole and crashed into a tree.

Police said the truck belongs to a Furniture Market attendee from out of state. The victim notified police around midnight that the truck had been stolen from a parking deck in downtown High Point.

Using the city’s video surveillance system, detectives found video of┬áThomas stealing the truck. They say he went through the rear window and had it cranked and driving in a matter of minutes.

Thomas┬átried to disguise the truck with a quickie paint job over part of the truck’s two tone paint scheme, however an alert officer saw the truck and called in the license plate which came back as stolen.

When the police officer turned on his blue lights to pull over the stolen truck the man sped away and crashed.

Thomas was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Police said they’re pretty sure this is the same man they’ve been looking for in a string of other Furniture Market vehicle break-ins downtown that were also caught on video.