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Smoke Shop Owner Seeks Help Locating Thieves

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Two suspects are still on the run after burglarizing a North Las Vegas smoke shop of thousands of dollars worth of merchandise. Now the owner of the business hopes surveillance video and a cash reward will help catch the pair.

Caught on surveillance video, the brazen bandits walked up and broke the front door to get in and steal.

"It was shocking. It was hurtful that somebody could break into a mom and pop store," said owner Rob Rosas. "I'm sad in a way that people are stooping to this level to try to make a few dollars."

The crime happened Wednesday night at about 3 o'clock in the morning.

Rosas says the burglary only took four minutes to carry out and was worth close to $20,000. The suspects got away with cigarettes, cigars, humidifiers and even TV's.

North Las Vegas Police say in addition to this burglary, there have also been two attempted burglaries at area smoke shops in the past week. At this point, they don't know if they are all connected, but authorities say because of the video, these criminals will eventually be caught.

"In this particular case, the store owner had a great surveillance system. He had several cameras that caught the suspects from several different angles. So we have very good pictures of these suspects," said Officer Chrissie Coon with NLVPD.

Rosas says they got away in a light blue or light green Pontiac Grand Am. He is offering a $500 reward for any information leading to their arrest.

Authorities say if you recognize them or know anything about this case you are urged to call CrimeStoppers at 385-5555.