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Cigarette Thieves Target Gas Stations Along Highway 99

Elk Grove

Raley’s released this image of thieves taking cigarette cartons from an Elk Grove gas station

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A few burglars are desperate for cigarettes, breaking into several gas station stores between Elk Grove and Modesto to steal them.

Raley’s reached out to FOX40 about the burglaries, after two of their stores’ gas stations were hit. Each time, the suspects smash the front windows, grab cartons of cigarettes and take off.

The first was on December 26 at an Arco in Galt, then the Raley’s in Stockton, the Chevron in Elk Grove, the Raley’s in Galt, and then just this week, the Raley’s in Modesto. Some of the stations have been hit more than once.

Agencies from each city are looking into the incidents. If you have any information, or recognize the suspects pictured below, call your local police department.