More than 300 cartons of cigarettes, 30 cases of beer and more than $1,000 in cash were taken during the burglary of an East Missouri 32 convenience store Tuesday night.
At about 9:42 p.m. Tuesday, the Lebanon Police Department was notified by a security company that an alarm had been activated at the Pit Stop, 814 E. Mo. 32. When officers arrived, the back door was slightly open. No one was inside the store, according to an LPD report.
At about 10:20 p.m., an officer walked through the business with its owner, a 39-year-old Lebanon man, who said he had locked up the store and set the alarm at about 9:05 p.m. During the walkthrough, the man reported that $1,042 in cash was missing from the cash registers. Also missing were about 300 cartons of cigarettes, valued at about $14,000, from below the counter, several bottles of alcohol and about 20 to 30 cases of beer from inside the cooler, the report said.
The surveillance equipment had been disconnected and was missing. There also was a beer can located in the floor that the owner said had not been there when he closed the business.
According to the report, the investigation is open and has been forwarded to the detective’s office of the LPD.