Do You Recognize These Men? Police Say They Made Off With $6,700 in Cigarettes in Walgreens Burglary

Officers found that unknown suspects had smashed one of the glass front doors with a block of concrete and fled with boxes of cigarettes.

The following is a news release from the Belmont Police Department: 

The Belmont Police are asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects who were captured on security cameras breaking into the Walgreens Drug store in Belmont early last Friday.

On Friday, April 18, 2014 @ approximately 4:15AM, Belmont Police responded to a burglar alarm at the Walgreens Drug Store in the 900 block of Ralston Avenue.  Upon arrival, Officers found that unknown suspects had smashed one of the glass front doors with a block of concrete and fled with boxes of cigarettes.  No suspect vehicle was seen.

The suspects were captured on the store's security cameras smashing one of the glass front doors and loading boxes of cigarettes into plastic trash bags, before fleeing the store.  The suspects were in the store for approximately 2 minutes and the total loss is estimated at approximately $6,700 ($5,700 worth of cigarettes and $1,000 in damage to the door).

The suspects are described as:

  • Susp #1 - Dark skinned male, medium build, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, jeans and athletic shoes
  • Susp #2 - Dark skinned male, medium build, wearing a gray beanie, dark sweatshirt, jeans and athletic shoes

The Belmont Police are releasing still images from the video with this press release and have posted the video from the store's security cameras on the Belmont Public Safety YouTube Channel (www.youtube.com/belmontpublicsafety) with the hope that a member of the public will provide information on this case.  

Anyone with information on this case or these suspects can call Belmont Police at 650-595-7400 or email police@belmont.gov.

Belmont Dad April 23, 2014 at 10:05 AM
Walgreens needs to look at all their previous videos to match these criminals as they knew exactly where to go and what to take. They've been in the store before. Shame that our police station is just a block away and they couldn't take care of this while the Walgreens alarm was blasting.
RM April 23, 2014 at 11:27 AM
Invest in high-def cameras, instead of this blurry useless crap.
MarianneB April 23, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Obviously, they knew exactly where the cameras were. They must have visited the store before.
Justin April 23, 2014 at 04:03 PM
Just because the PD is a block away, doesn't necessarily make it easier to nab the crooks. It probably is a silent alarm, and by the time it got to the PD these guys were long gone. Alarms don't all " blast" out loud. I agree that better cameras are helpful.
Lynne B. C. April 23, 2014 at 05:43 PM
Well, if you are going to blame the cops, please remember your sentiments the next time Belmont citizens are asked to help pay/ hire more recruits or otherwise get and retain officers. It may be a public service profession but it ain't free.


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