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Suspect steals $7K worth of cigarettes from gas station

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WHITEVILLE, NC (WECT) – Authorities are investigating a break-in at a gas station at the Whiteville Walmart.

According to Whiteville Police, someone broke into the Murphy gas station Friday around 4 a.m. The suspect entered through a window, which he or she managed not to break, and proceeded to load a trashcan with about 150 cigarette cartons, valued at around $7,000.

Because the glass didn't break, an alarm wasn't triggered, allowing the suspect to get away.

Detectives say the suspect was dressed in all white and was wearing a white mask.

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