Fingerprints were among the pieces of evidence the burglar left behind at the Kwik N Kold, 4121 Prescott Ave.
Dayton police found a long piece of lumber on the ground, the front window broken out and a trail of cigarette packs after responding to the store around 6:49 a.m. Friday, according to the Dayton police report.
Multiple cigarette packs were taken by the burglar, described as a black male,30 to 40 years old, bald, wearing black pants and black shirt, according to the report.
Police said a K-9 unit was called in to track the burglar but it lost the scent.
A witness told police the burglar ran behind a nearby IGA, and officers found empty cigarette crates behind the store, according to the report.
The store's surveillance camera captured a clear image of the burglar's face, and an evidence crew was able to lift fingerprints from items that the burglar touched, according to the report.
The incident remains under investigation.
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