Thief smashes his way to an arm load of smokes

Photo/Dayton Police Dept.

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A smash-and-grab thief got away in a flash with $500 worth of cigarettes.

It happened at the UDF store on Wyoming Street early Friday morning.

Police said the man broke through the front door, slid over the counter and started grabbing cigarettes.

Officers used a K-9 to track him, but he remains on the run.

He used his shirt to cover his face, but if anything looks familiar, call Crime Stoppers at 222-7867. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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