Connecticut Cigarette Theft Estimated at $1M

April 1, 2009

Connecticut police say that a weekend theft of cigarettes from a Milford warehouse is now estimated to be worth about $1 million.

Police say the thieves who broke into Montano Cigarettes, Candy & Tobacco Inc. stole some 15,000 cartons of cigarettes, ten times the initial report,

Police say the theft was well planned. The burglars disabled lighting and security systems at the Boston Post Road warehouse then used a ladder to scale a concrete wall and enter through a roof access hatch.

Police say some of the action by the thieves was caught by surveillance cameras.

Montano sells cigarettes, candy and other goods to convenience stores in the area.

Information from: New Haven Register

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