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West Hartford Police Seek Suspect in ‘Smash and Grab’ at House of Tobacco

House of Tobacco, 1253 New Britain Ave., West Hartford. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

The House of Tobacco on New Britain Avenue was burglarized early Tuesday morning.

By Ronni Newton

The glass door to the House of Tobacco at 1253 New Britain Ave. in West Hartford was smashed and burglars made off with an undetermined quantity of merchandise early Tuesday morning, police said.

The stolen items included cigarettes and vape items, Lt. Eric Rocheleau said.

According to police, an alarm sounded at the business at 4:39 a.m. Tuesday and when they arrived on the scene they found that the front door has been forced open and broken. The interior had been ransacked, police said.

A Connecticut State Police K-9 attempted to track the suspect, but was unsuccessful, according to police.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Hartford Police at 860-523-5203.

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