Smokes and snacks stolen from gas station found in car's trunk

Aug. 2, 2010

Three people were arrested for breaking into Currie Park Auto Center and taking cigarettes and candy Sunday morning.

According to the Wauwatosa police report:

The burglar alarm was triggered at the business on 107th Street and Capitol Drive at 4:25 a.m. Sunday. An officer spotted a vehicle with its lights off driving through the alley. Two Milwaukee men, ages 19 and 20, and a 17-year-old Milwaukee boy were in the vehicle.

Officers found two large garbage bags filled with cigars, cigarettes, candy and other snacks - a total value of more than $3,200 - in the trunk.

The older man said he needed to sell the stolen items to supplement his disability payments from the government and help pay child support.

The boy said he was addicted to pot. He had previously been arrested for burglary and was scheduled to be at a sentencing hearing the next day.

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