Cigarettes stolen in gas station break-in


PROSPECT — A lone man smashed the window at a Prospect gas station last week and stole cigarettes, police said.

On July 7, police reported, officers responded to an alarm at about 1:30 a.m. at the Sunoco gas station at 68 Waterbury Road. A window on the south side of the business was broken and four packs of cigarettes were found on the ground when officers arrived, police said.

Surveillance footage showed a man smash the window, reach in and take nine packs of cigarettes that were on a shelf, police said. Police described the suspect as white, with dark hair, about 5 feet, 6 inches tall with a medium build.

Police reported the footage showed the man parked in the parking lot of the Wells Fargo Bank, 66 Waterbury Road, and walked to the gas station.

The case remains under investigation. Anyone with information can call Troop I at (203) 393-4200.