Thieves Steal More Than 40 Cartons of Cigarettes In Burglary

By: Jason Aubry Email
By: Jason Aubry Email

Four thieves made off with with thousands of dollars in goods after smashing through the window of JR's Country Store on Hollybrook Lane, in Pueblo.

The burglary happened on July 23, around 2:15 a.m.

When police arrived, they found the window destroyed and the locked office door kicked in. More than 40 cartons of cigarettes were stolen along with other items.

Video surveillance caught the crooks in the act, but police have been unable to identify them. Wearing hats, masks and bandanas, they used chunks of pavement to smash through the window. Once inside, they stuffed black trashbags they brought with them.

Police say this group of thieves may be responsible for other burglaries in Pueblo. The video shows them wearing blue latex gloves during the burglary.

All four are thought to be young males. Another security camera from the neighboring business caught the quartet arriving at the convenience store in a white pickup truck. There appears to be damage or paint discoloration on the front right quarter-panel of the truck, and a white toolbox in the bed.

According to time stamps on the video surveillance, the thieves were in and out of the business in under three minutes.

If you have any information about the identity of the suspects or the owner of the truck, you can contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 542-STOP.


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