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Police: Fayetteville smoke shop thieves cut holes in roofs to break in

Posted May 12

Fayetteville detectives are investigating a string of break-ins at tobacco stores across the county.
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— Fayetteville detectives are investigating a string of break-ins at tobacco stores across the county.

There were a total of eight break-ins between April 11 and May 10 at seven different shops, according to the Fayetteville Police Department. The thieves have stolen more than $60,000 worth of cigarettes and tobacco products.

The break-ins occurred at:

» The Tobacco Road Outlet, 590 Cedar Creek Road, Suite 112

» Sun Do, 2014 Ramsey St.

» Stop One Tobacco, 817 Hope Mills Road

» Smoke Shop, 541 Bonanza Drive

» Kwik Shop Food Mart, 2103 Owen Drive

» Discount Tobacco, 1815 Ramsey street

» Lake Lynn Short Stop, 3563 Gillespie St.

The unknown suspects cut a hole in the rood of the businesses to get in and out, police said.

Anyone with information about the break-ins should call Det. Z. Pittman at 910-580-2282 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.

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  • Johnathan Gault May 12, 2:45 p.m.
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    Are these going to be considered hate crimes, as the owners are typically from the Middle East, (in Fayettenam), and the perpetrators are black.