Police searching for man who broke into city convenience store

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PITTSFIELD -- Police are looking for the man who broke into a convenience store earlier this week and made off with the cash drawer from the register and "numerous" cartons of cigarettes.

The Pittsfield Police responded to an alarm at the Lipton Mart at 460 South St. at about 11:15 p.m. Monday and discovered the break-in. The perpetrator had already fled the scene.

The person smashed the bottom window of the front entrance, got inside and made off with cash and "numerous cartons of cigarettes," mainly Marlboros, according to Pittsfield Police Captain John Mullin.

The exact amount of money and number of cartons were not disclosed.

A surveillance camera caught the man on tape. He is described as 6 feet tall and about 200 pounds. He was wearing a black hat, a black hooded sweatshirt, gloves and a bandana over the lower part of his face.

He fled the scene in a compact car and headed north on South Street.

The store was closed at the time.

The lead investigator in the case is Detective Thomas Harrington.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at (413) 488-9700.


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