Cigarette thieves break into Kroger near The Heights

Cigarette thieves break into Kroger near The Heights

Credit: KHOU

The crime was reported shortly after 4 a.m. on Studemont Street just south of I-10.

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on February 12, 2014 at 8:53 AM

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HOUSTON –- Houston police searched early Wednesday for four cigarette thieves who broke into a Kroger grocery store near The Heights.

The crime was reported shortly after 4 a.m. on Studemont Street just south of I-10.

The men forced their way into the store, which was closed at the time, and stole cigarette packages off the shelves. Police said workers were in the store and re-stocking at the time, but no injuries were reported.

Witnesses said the suspects left in a gold SUV, which was reportedly later found abandoned in a nearby neighborhood.

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