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Burglary under investigation at Copper City Smoke and Beverage

Posted 8/8/22

An overnight break-in is under investigation at Copper City Smoke and Beverage from Sunday morning. Story with VIDEO in media gallery.

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Burglary under investigation at Copper City Smoke and Beverage

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ROME — An overnight break-in is under investigation at Copper City Smoke and Beverage from Sunday morning.

Security camera footage inside the store captured a lone suspect breaking the glass on the front door and looting the shelves and cash register.

Rome Police said the break-in occurred shortly before 4 a.m. Sunday at the business in the 200 block of S. James Street. Police said the suspect stole some merchandise off the shelves, including a drink from the cooler, as well as money from the cash register.

The suspect is a Black male with a thin build, wearing a black hoodie and black knit hat. The also carried a bag.

Copper City Smoke and Beverage was also subjected to vandalism on the night of July 26, when four men on bicycles pedaled past and threw rocks and other hard objects through the windows.

The new burglary remains under investigation by Rome Police. Anyone with information on the suspect or the theft is asked to call the Rome Police tip line at 315-339-7744.

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