Franklin police seek gas station burglar

July 10, 2012

Franklin police are investigating a gas station burglary that occurred early yesterday.

According to the Franklin police report:

A man removed the lock on the front entry door and entered Mobil Gas Station II, 7103 S. 27th St., at 3:18 a.m. July 9. Once inside, he stole about $400 worth of Newport cigarettes, up to $100 worth of Bic cigarette lighters and a Wisconsin Lottery ticket dispenser containing an assortment of lottery tickets, valued at $2,878.

The incident was captured on surveillance video, and the footage was turned over to police.

The man is described as heavy-set, black, about 5-foot-8, and wearing a white or gray short-sleeved T-shirt, black sports shorts that went below his knees and black shoes. He also was wearing black-rimmed glasses.

Franklin police ask anyone with information about this crime to call the department at (414) 425-2522.

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