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.READ MORE: Downsized But Not Out, Dreamforce Conference Set to Boost Business in San Francisco
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.READ MORE: Emmy Awards: 'The Crown' Dominates with Seven Wins
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.MORE NEWS: Flames Reach Ancient Sequoias; Crews in Pitched Battle to Save Giant Forest Grove
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Belmont Police.