Jul 24, 2014 8:44 AM
CORPUS CHRISTI - A string of smoke shops were targeted by vandals in the Calallen and Annaville areas earlier this morning.
The first one hit was American Smoke Shop off of Leopard and McKenzie. Even though the shop had protective bars on the inside, thieves managed to smash one of the windows with a hammer and break into the cash register.
Later the thieves broke in to S & G's Escape off 5 Points Road. The suspect plowed through the front door, kicking it in to steal ecigarretes, each priced at around $100.
However he was unable to make a clean get away, leaving blood spots on the door.
Curtis Volling, a Corpus Christi Police Officer, said, "They're smash and grabs. Like this one they kicked in the front door, they broke probably looking at around $600 in damage."
Police are currently reviewing the surveillance footage for more details on the robberies.
As of right now the suspects appear to be young males between 17 and 22 years old.
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