Suspect sought in store break-in

GLOVERSVILLE – The city Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a man who broke into a local convenience store and stole packs of cigarettes early Sunday morning, authorities said.

Police said officers were dispatched to Country Farms at 198 S. Main St. at 5:15 a.m. Sunday and found a hole in the glass door.

Video surveillance footage showed the man kicked a hole in the door and then crawled through before stealing several packs of Newport cigarettes.

The suspect is a white male and was wearing a dark shirt with a smiley face and the word “neff” on it in light blue.

Police said earlier in July, officers were dispatched late one night to the Getty Mart at 394 N. Main St. after a burglar alarm was set off and cigarettes were taken.

Captain of Detectives Anthony Clay said this morning the methods of entry were similar in both break-ins, but it is unclear at this time whether the two cases are related.

“We haven’t been able to do a side-by-side comparison in terms of the video,”?Clay said. “If you saw [the video], you can see they are pretty good at obstructing their face, so there is no way to be 100 percent, but we are not ruling it out.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the GPD Detective Division at 773-4505.

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