Thieves smash and grab $2,500 in cigarettes from Bi-Lo

Credit: Gastonia Police

Photo taken from surveillance footage from the Bi-Lo store on Union Road in Gastonia.

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by ELIZABETH THOMAS / WCNC.com

WCNC.com

Posted on December 27, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Updated Thursday, Nov 7 at 4:45 AM

GASTONIA, N.C. -- Thieves made off with $2,500 worth of cigarettes from a grocery store in Gastonia, and police are asking for help identifying the suspects.

Gastonia Police say two men entered the Bi-Lo in the 2200 block of Union Road by smashing the glass doors.

(Click here to see surveillance photos)

The suspects then jumped the front counter and snagged 57 cartons of cigarettes before fleeing the store.

The suspects are described as two black males with medium builds, one with a goatee wearing a camo jacket with a hood, blue jeans and black shoes. The other, police say, was wearing a mostly tan coat with a dark color, possible black on the shoulders.

If you have any information on this case, you're asked to contact Gaston County Crime Stoppers at (704) 861-8000 or Detective Dave Wind at (704) 836-0071

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