Holy smokes! Thief gets $1,400 worth of cigarettes
CLIFTON, Colorado – The high price of cigarettes may have been too much for a thief who smashed a window in a western Colorado liquor store and stole $1,400 worth of smokes.
East Valley Liquors owner Brian Hodges says the alarm at his Clifton store went off at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday.
He says the thief stole 35 cartons, mostly Marlboros. He says they sell for $41.50 a carton.
Hodges says employees of a neighboring convenience store told him they didn’t hear anything.
Clifton is just outside Grand Junction and about 180 miles west of Denver.