Germantown gas station break-in likely connected to similar incident in Kettering

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Reported break-in at Marathon gas station

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UPDATE @ 8:30 a.m.: Police believe a break-in this morning at the Marathon gas station on 2822 Dayton Germantown Pike is related to a similar break-in that occurred last week at a Kettering location.

On Feb. 7, several cartons of cigarettes worth $10,000 were stolen from a Marathon in the 1900 block of Whipp Road.

RELATED: $10,000 worth of cigarettes stolen during break-in at Kettering convenience store

Police believe the same person is captured on both surveillance videos.

FIRST REPORT: Authorities are investigating a break-in at the Marathon gas station on Dayton Germantown Pike after the front glass door was found shattered early Friday morning.

Police responded aroiund 2:40 a.m. to an alarm at the business, 2822 Dayton Germantown Pike, according to initial reports.

In surveillance footage obtained by this news organization, a male suspect was able to make entry into the store and steal an unknown amount of cigarettes.


The suspect is described as a man in his mid to late 30s or early 40s, between 5-foot-9 and 5-foot-10 inches tall.

He was wearing a gray hoodie and a red or pink bandanna as a mask to cover his face.

The suspect fled in a silver four-door car in an unknown direction.

This same gas station was burglarized last month, but police do not believe the two incidents are related.

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