Police investigating Family Dollar break-in

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Dayton police are investigating a reported break-in and burglary at the Gettysburg Drive Family Dollar.

Officers were dispatched to the store shortly after 5 a.m. Friday due to a burglar alarm, according to police reports.

Three wireless Bluetooth neckband earbud headsets and three beard trimmers were reported as stolen.

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On arrival, officers noted glass in the front door was broken and that a brick was in front of the door, read the report. The roll down security gate was also raised.

When the store manager arrived on scene, he was reportedly able to play video surveillance for police.

According to the reports, a male wearing gloves, a gray hooded sweatshirt and black pants was seen punching a hole in the glass with a brick and then reaching into the hole to open the door. The suspect reportedly seemed to have knowledge of the store's security policies and was able to lift the security gate.

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The suspect then went to the cigarette case, grabbed a yellow step ladder and attempted to break the case, but was unable to, according to the report. He grabbed some items next to the cigarette case, which reportedly appeared to be the beard trimmers and wireless headsets, before fleeing.