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Cops: Burglar stole $5,800 from Wading River smoke shop

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Riverhead police are looking for a man they say broke into a Wading River tobacco store Monday night and stole cigarettes, a cash register and cash worth nearly $6,000 in total.

Police said responded to a burglar alarm at “The Smoke Shop” on Route 25A in Wading River about 10:45 p.m., and found glass door had been broken at the storefront. According to a police news release, an investigation found an unknown man used a brick to smash his way into the building.

The burglar then took about 50 cartons of cigarettes, a register and cash, totaling $5,800, according to the police report. The suspect then ran off on foot “in an unknown direction,” police said. Officers searched the area, but did not find the burglar, police said.

Detectives have asked anyone with information about the crime or the suspect to contact the Riverhead Police Detective Division at 631-727-4500 ext. 289.