Thieves steal $10,000 worth of cigarettes in Pontotoc

By Pontotoc Progress

PONTOTOC – Police are still looking for information in two separate burglaries at the Tobacco Shop on Oxford street that resulted in the theft of 333 cartons of cigarettes valued at $10,000.
Pontotoc Police Chief Larry Poole said that the shop was broken into Jan. 12 and Jan. 20.
“The first time the store was burglarized, the perpetrators threw a concrete block into the window of the business and entered,” Poole said.
Police report 240 cartons of cigarettes were taken.
Police said the second time suspects threw a trash can into the window and entered the business. Several displays were damaged and 93 cartons of cigarettes were stolen.
Poole said if anyone has any information on these burglaries to call his office at (662) 489-7804.