VIDEO: Car crashes into building, destroying 2 businesses; woman arrested

Shocking surveillance video out of Belleville shows the moments a car crashed into a building early this morning, destroying two businesses.

News 12 Staff

Jul 28, 2021, 4:14 PM

Updated 995 days ago

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Shocking surveillance video out of Belleville shows the moments a car crashed into a building early this morning, destroying two businesses.
The front of the building that holds Belleville Pizza is smashed in, with debris everywhere.
“The car was driving fast, coming from that side, going like 50, 60 and went into there,” says pizzeria owner Adrian Ciliku.
Ciliku has owned the restaurant at the corner of Washington and Belleville for six years.
“We’re going to be close for a couple days as we do all the construction,” says Ciliku. “We had to rebuild everything.”
According to police, the incident started around 3 a.m. when officers pursued a stolen car out of Newark. The pursuit ended around 3:20 a.m. at the building housing the pizzeria and T-Mobile store.
“It is disappointing, but like I, said thank God nobody got hurt, everybody is good. So, we will do this as fast as we can, repairs and everything,” says Ciliku.
Police say a 24-year-old woman was arrested and charged with eluding arrest and stealing a car, but could be facing even more charges pending an investigation. They are not releasing her name at this time.
The pizzeria will be closed for at least a few days. Ciliku says he’d appreciate any community support.


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