Overnight burglary at St. Louis Hills smoke shop

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ST. LOUIS – Burglars used a crowbar to break into a south St. Louis smoke shop and convenience store overnight.

According to Evita Caldwell, a spokeswoman for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, officers received word of an alarm just before 3:35 a.m. at the Pitstop Smoke Shop on Chippewa Street in the St. Louis Hills neighborhood.

Police claim five males in dark clothing forced their way into the store and stole lottery tickets, cigarettes, various smoking products, and the cash register.

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The suspects fled in a silver Hyundai Sonata. The investigation is ongoing, Caldwell said.

Anyone with information on the investigation is asked to contact the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department at 314-231-1212. If you wish to remain anonymous or are interested in a cash reward, call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.

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