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Posted on Fri, Dec 7, 2012 : 12:38 p.m.

Cigarettes targeted in gas station break-in

By John Counts

Police believe a suspect or suspects used a hammer to break into an Ypsilanti Township gas station to steal a large amount of cigarettes early Thursday.

Deputies from the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a BP gas station, at 1166 Ecorse Road, for an alarm going off at 4:20 a.m.

Police observed the front glass door had been broken, possibly by a hammer, according to a release from the sheriff's office. A large amount of cigarettes were taken.

There are no suspects at this time.

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Captain Obvious

Sat, Dec 8, 2012 : 2:52 p.m.

The Clark gas station on Sumpter Road in Van Buren Township was also hit with a smash and grab of cigarettes on the same night. Related?


Fri, Dec 7, 2012 : 11:53 p.m.

SAD, Sad, sad! It won't be worth it when they get caught!


Fri, Dec 7, 2012 : 9:14 p.m.

There been 2 grab and dash incidences at the speedway on west stadium in the last week for packs of smokes and dip- why no reports on this??


Fri, Dec 7, 2012 : 6:47 p.m.



Fri, Dec 7, 2012 : 5:54 p.m.

I'm really surprised this doesn't happen every day. With the price of cigarettes artificially inflated, they're worth stealing for later resale to those wanting to pay less.


Fri, Dec 7, 2012 : 8 p.m.

Ron, Just like added hormones to food such as beef, chicken, turkeys,etc.....Doesn't it make you wonder why more research isn't done for people with physical disorders that are food borne?

Ron Granger

Fri, Dec 7, 2012 : 7:24 p.m.

The price isn't artificial - it reflects just some of the costs that the health effects create in our society.