Suspect steals cigs in UDF smash-and-grab

Dayton police responded to an alarm call at 2:47 a.m. at United Dairy Farmers, 1820 Wyoming St.

Surveillance video captured the suspect as he smashed one of the glass double doors with a rock, then duck through. Inside the store, the suspect went to the cigarette racks behind the counter and then ran back out, headed east toward Phillips Avenue. according to a Dayton police report.

A K-9 was called to track the suspect, but the dog lost the scent in the 1100 block of Holly Avenue, where police saw fresh tire marks in the alley.

According to a store manager, the suspect made off with 11 packs of Marlboro blacks.

The suspect had a white T-shirt covering his face. He is described as a white male with a tattoo on the outside of his lower left leg. He was wearing black denim shorts with red shorts or boxers underneath; dark-colored shoes with a white stripe near the sole; and a black baseball cap worn backwards, according to the police report.

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