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$2,000 in cigarettes stolen from Karns, with $5,000 damage; police seek persons of interest

Posted 6/27/17

Middletown police are searching for two persons of interest in relation to two burglaries that occurred late Sunday night or early Monday morning.

The burglaries occurred at Karns, 101 S. Union …

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$2,000 in cigarettes stolen from Karns, with $5,000 damage; police seek persons of interest

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Middletown police are searching for two persons of interest in relation to two burglaries that occurred late Sunday night or early Monday morning.

The burglaries occurred at Karns, 101 S. Union St., and J&J Pizzeria and Grille, 288 E. Main St.

According to Detective Gary Rux, cash and $2,000 worth of cigarettes were taken from Karns. He did not say how much cash was taken. In the process, $5,000 worth of damage was done to Karns.

“Karns is the only one they were able to get anything from,” Rux said.

J&J Pizzeria and Grille was burglarized, but nothing was taken, due to the fact the store had a loud audible alarm.

Forced entry was used in both cases. However, Rux said police are not sure the type of tool used.

The Middletown Police Department released a picture of one of the persons of interest from a security camera. The white man was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with white, teal and blue stripes on it.

Rux confirmed that both parties were wearing black pants and gloves. Authorities do not have a picture of the second person of interest.

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