Police: Trumbull Mobil scene of smash-and-grab

Trumbull Service Station in Trumbull, Conn., on Thursday October 16, 2014. Town police said the shop was burglarized shortly after midnight on Jan. 12, 2016.
Trumbull Service Station in Trumbull, Conn., on Thursday October 16, 2014. Town police said the shop was burglarized shortly after midnight on Jan. 12, 2016.Christian Abraham / Christian Abraham

TRUMBULL - Two suspects used a rock to smash their way into a convenience store early Tuesday, making off with cash and cigarettes, police say.

In a prepared statement Tuesday afternoon police Lt. Leonard Scinto wrote that police first responded to a burglar alarm at a Mobil station at 950 White Plains Road just before 12:30 a.m. the same day.

“Officers arrived and discovered a smashed window on the front door and … several packs of cigarettes strewn about. A large rock believed taken from a nearby wall was used to smash the window and was found in the store,” said Scinto. “A Bridgeport canine officer responded and a track was conducted but was terminated a short distance away.”

A surveillance cameras caught two suspects going into the store and taking cigarettes and a cash drawer before fleeing through the broken window, police said, but the precise value of the stolen cash and smokes is not yet known and “the incident remains under investigation.”