Conn. Thieves Steal $1 Million Worth Of Cigarettes

MILFORD, CN– Connecticut police say $1 million worth of cigarettes were stolen from a warehouse over the weekend.

Police say the thieves who broke into Montano Cigarettes, Candy & Tobacco Inc. stole some 15,000 cartons of cigarettes.

Investigators say Saturday’s theft in Milford was well planned. The burglars disabled lighting and security systems, and then used a ladder to scale a concrete wall and enter through a roof hatch.

Surveillance cameras were able to catch only some of the action.

Montano sells cigarettes, candy and other goods to convenience stores in the area.

Business-owner Gary Montano says he thought his warehouse was “a complete fortress, impregnable.”