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Benwood Police Investigate Unusual Break-in at Dollar General

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Benwood Police are investigating after an unusual break-in at the Dollar General store.

Chief Longwell says the suspect broke in through the air conditioning unit and fell 12 feet but was not injured.

He then tried to break into the safe but was unsuccessful. He then proceeded to steal nearly $300 worth of cigarettes.

Police say the suspect is a white male in his early 20's and 5 foot 8 inches tall. Chief Longwell said to be on the lookout for someone selling cigarettes for cheap.

Right now, police do not have any suspects but are following a few leads.

 "One of the big things was that the security alarm wasn't set, and if the motion alarm was set we had a patrol officer in the area at the time of the break-in," said Longwell.

If you have any information, call the Benwood Police at (304) 232-2121.