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Cigarette Thief Strikes at Vernon Mobil: Police

A man forced his way into a Vernon gas station early this morning and stole what police described as a “large amount of cigarettes.”

Vernon Police responded to a burglary alarm at the Vernon Mobil, located at 447 Hartford Turnpike, at 3:50 a.m. and said the man forced his way into the building.

Police believe this is not the first time he struck here. They believe he burglarized this same business on Tuesday as well.

The burglar was described as thin to average build and was wearing a distinctive black and white motorcycle helmet, eye glasses, a light colored coat, dark pants and dark sneakers with light laces. He also wore a dark glove on his right hand and a light glove on his left hand.

Police said a sport-style motorcycle with a driver matching the description of the burglar was seen traveling north on West Street in Vernon at the time of the burglary.

If you recognize the man, call Officer Michael Anthony at (860)872-9126, extension 253.

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