It was a robbery and a demolition all at the same time.
Surveillance video shows the wall of the A & W Food Center in the 13000 block of Mack about to give way.
Brazen thieves pounded through two layers of concrete and a shelving unit to get inside.
The family that owns the store watched the early morning break-in unfold from monitors at home.
Once inside, the thieves went after top-shelf alcohol and cigarettes.
Police arrived as the suspects were fleeing the scene and caught one of them.
Three-dozen cameras watch over the store, but even that didn't deter the suspects - who left behind a hole about the size of s small window and hundreds of dollars in ruined merchandise.
It's a blow to this family-owned business that has been a fixture in the community for three generations.
They estimate the damage at anywhere from $4,000 to $5,000.