BELMONT (KPIX 5) — Police in Belmont are searching for a group of burglars who stole thousands of dollars in cigarettes in a smash-and-grab caught on surveillance camera.

According to police, the two burglars use a concrete block to break through the front door of a Walgreens early Friday morning.

The video shows the thieves hopping over the counter. Then the thieves are spotted grabbing rows and rows of cigarette cartons and emptying them into black trash bags. Even after one of the thieves runs off, the video shows the other thief picking up leftover cigarettes.

Both thieves escaped through the store’s entrance.

Police said the theft took place in the span of about a minute. The value of the stolen cigarettes is roughly $6,000.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Belmont Police.


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