2 Springfield dollar stores burglarized: cigarettes stolen in both cases


Springfield police are investigating two burglaries that took place at Dollar General stores in the city.

Officers first responded to the Dollar General on Park Road Monday at around 2:45 a.m. after a street sweeper called to report damage to the store’s front door, according to a police report.

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They found the glass front door busted, according to the report.

“When officers walked into the store we noticed the glass case that holds the cigarettes behind the counter was busted with several boxes of Newport cigarettes missing,” the report said.

There was video of the suspect in the store, the report says.

“After busting the front door glass, the suspect hops over the counter busting the glass case door,” the report says. “The suspect is seen pulling a trash bag from his right pants pocket, throwing Newport cigarettes in the trash bag.”

The suspect then leaves the store, according to the report.

Then on Tuesday, police responded to a report of a burglary at the dollar general on South Yellow Springs Street and found the glass front door broken out, according to the report.

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The burglary was recorded on video, according to the report.

“A white male wearing a blue hoodie with long white strings, black pants, black and white shoes approached the business from the south side of the building,” the report says. “The male uses what appears to be a hammer to break the front glass.”

The man used a trash bag to steal cigarettes, according to the report.

“The male stops at one point to check outside to see if anyone is coming,” the report says. “He goes back and takes more cigarettes and then exits the building.”

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Springfield police continue to investigate the cases.



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