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State Police Searching For Burglar In East Huntingdon Township

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EAST HUNTINGDON TOWNSHIP (KDKA) - Pennsylvania State Police are searching for a man who broke into a convenience store in East Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland County, by throwing a rock through the window.

Police say the incident took place at Schaeffers Corner Market on New Stanton-Ruffsdale Road.

Schaeffers Corner Market
Photo Credit: (Pennsylvania State Police)

The break-in occurred around 12:10 a.m., back on May 24. It was all caught on surveillance video.

According to investigators, the male suspect in a hooded sweatshirt used a rock to smash the front-door window.

Once inside, the suspect went for cigarettes. The burglar grabbed as many cartons as possible and off he went. There's no word on the total loss or damage to the store.

Schaeffers Corner Market
Photo Credit: (Pennsylvania State Police)

Cigarettes are a big target item for break-ins like this one, because they're easy to sell and the evidence disappears.

Officials encourage anyone with information about the incident to contact the Pennsylvania State Police.

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