ARLINGTON — Police are investigating an Arlington gas station burglary that happened overnight Sunday, three weeks after an adjacent furniture store was found burglarized.
Vermont State Police said they responded to a burglary call at the Chem Clean CITGO station, located at 4095 Route 7A, around 12:30 a.m. Monday.
An investigation found that someone had broken through the store window and stolen several packs of cigarettes and cans of chewing tobacco, the VSP said in a release. The person apparently left through the store's front door.
The VSP is asking anyone with information on the incident to call its Shaftsbury Barracks at 802-442-5421 or email Trooper Nicholas Grimes at Nicholas.Grimes@vermont.gov. People can also leave a confidential tip online at vsp.vermont.gov/tipsubmit.
Three weeks ago, state police said Chem Clean Furniture Restoration — located at the same address as the gas station — also reported a burglary. Store employees apparently found signs of forced entry into the premises when they responded to an alarm activation in the wee hours of April 13.
Troopers determined that an unknown number of people broke into the store through a window and stole several valuable items. State police asked members of the public with any information to contact them.
It's unclear whether investigators believe there's a link between the two incidents, including if they were perpetrated by the same people. The investigating trooper in the latest burglary report did not immediately respond to questions.