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Police: Burglar sought in theft of nearly $6,000 from The Smoke Shop

Police are searching for a burglar who stole approximately $5,800 in cigarettes and cash from a Wading River smoke shop early Tuesday. The theft included about 50 cartons of cigarettes, Riverhead Town police said.

Police said the theft was discovered at about 1 a.m. by officers responding to a commercial alarm at The Smoke Shop on Route 25A in Wading River. Officers found broken glass and a brick used to break the glass front door, police said.

Police said the suspect fled on foot, but said a search of the area failed to turn up a suspect.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery is asked to call investigators at 1-631-727-4500, extension 289.

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