Authorities in New Jersey said they were searching for a man who stole a front-end loader and crashed it into the side of a diner.

Westville police said the suspect stole the front-end loader from a South State construction site and drove it down Route 130 shortly before midnight Wednesday, and crashed into the Piston Diner, the South Jersey (N.J.) Times reported Thursday.

Security cameras from Sunoco Logistics across the street from the diner recorded the crash and documented the suspect fleeing in a silver vehicle that pulled up to the diner around the same time as the stolen loader.

Police said they were analyzing two mini liquor bottles left behind in the front-end loader for fingerprints.

"This was pre-planned. He had a ride" ready to take him from the scene, Westville Police Chief Fred Lederer.