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Smokes swiped in Smash and Grab

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Dougherty County Police are trying to track down crooks who stole hundreds of dollars of cigars and cigarettes from a convenience store.

About 1:20 Wednesday morning, two masked men kicked through the plexi-glass front door of the Pitt Stop in the 3200 block of Sylvester Road.  They grabbed cartons of mostly cigars and some cigarettes and ran.

Police say they are working to prevent smash and grabs. "It's summertime," said Lt. Chad Kirkpatrick of Dougherty County Police. "And we try to do a lot of patrol in the store areas.  We try to prevent these things from happening, but of course we can't always prevent them. But we try to be as proactive as we can."

Store managers say they think the crooks were young teens. If you have any information about the burglary, call CRIMESTOPPERS at 436-TIPS.

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