$8k of cigarettes stolen in Portage

$8k of cigarettes stolen in Portage

There are 35 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Apr 7, 2009, titled $8k of cigarettes stolen in Portage. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

After officers arrived, it was determined that suspects entered the business at about 3:30 a.m. by smashing the front door.

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Canton, OH

#21 Apr 7, 2009
hope they took some Kools and offer a discounted price.

“Go MSU Spartans!”

Since: Oct 08

Kalamazoo, MI

#22 Apr 7, 2009
Golly, nobody could have predicted this would happen! Any guesses what the mole will tax next when the demand for cigarettes drops enough to hurt her ingenius revenue generating scheme?
MovedoutofMichig an

Lehigh Acres, FL

#23 Apr 7, 2009
This will happen time and time again for sure!
Fight fire with fire!Crime will go through the roof with prices like this.These taxes started a war and people will do what it takes to get cigs!Kids will go without,police(tax payers) will spend more money fighting the crime do to this unfair tax increase,and on and on.
Good luck to the ones thinking of stealing cigs!
That will show them!To *** with Obama and his ways!

Holland, MI

#24 Apr 7, 2009
once caught, could these guys also be facing arson charges?

Since: Feb 09


#25 Apr 7, 2009
this is gonna be happening alot more, thanks to the goverment, just gonna make americans go deeper into a recession, this tax is gonna come back to bite them in the butt!!!!

Grand Rapids, MI

#26 Apr 7, 2009
iDuDiT wrote:
MILFORD, Conn.(WTNH)- More than $90,000 in cigarettes were stolen over the weekend from a Milford business that supplies items to convenience stores.
More than 1,500 cartons of cigarettes, along with some health and beauty supplies were stolen early Saturday from Montano Cigarette, Candy and Tobacco on the Boston Post Road.
The thieves damaged the burglar alarms and disrupted phone and electricity services to the building. They used a ladder to get on the roof of a neighboring building, then disabled other alarms with a sledgehammer and broke through the roof near ventilation ducts to get inside Montano.
Police say the thieves also stole their getaway vehicle, a 24 foot box truck, from a rental company a few blocks away.
The box truck has Budget Rental markings and an Oklahoma license plate.
Anyone who may have seen the truck is asked to call Milford Police
I have seen it. It was driving through Detroit and Eddie Murphy was hanging out the back.

“Disgruntled ”

Since: Apr 08

Wyoming MI

#27 Apr 7, 2009
This is EASY money, you can sell a trunkful at $20-$25.00 a carton in a short evening/afternoon at just about any night club, beer garden, concert, bowling alley, school, college, and best of all, the buyers will keep their mouths shut and keep comming back because they hate the tax.
I think this tax increase may bite the govt in their arse. Given their collective mentality maybe raise it again to make up for the loss revenue.

United States

#28 Apr 9, 2009
I have been smoking for 10 years, and still have yet to get the mindset to quite. I can not understand this, I pay $4.17 for a pack of smoke so I can not understand how the news is saying cigarette are a hot and pricey item. Last time I was in New York cigarette where 6.50 to 7.00 dollar for a pack now that pricey.

West Chester, OH

#29 Apr 9, 2009
That's because your "cigarettes" have more woodchip than tobacco.

Colorado Springs, CO

#30 Apr 9, 2009
Didn't you mean cow chipin your cigg's.

“O__o ?”

Since: May 08


#31 Apr 9, 2009
Probably more of this type stuff will happen now that cigarette prices are over the moon.

“Taz say Hi”

Since: Jan 08


#32 Apr 9, 2009
DJL wrote:
I know it doesn't make it right, but as the state politicians keep driving jobs out and raising taxes on everything, we are going to see more of this.
Maybe it's just time to put a closed sign on Michigan.
The most recent tax increase on tobacco is federal tax, not state. Just the final straw after the exorbitant state taxes.

Grand Rapids, MI

#33 Apr 9, 2009
AverageJoe wrote:
Saw this coming.
Raising the taxes on cigarettes is almost like prohibition. All it's going to do is make cigarettes unobtainable by those who want to kill themselves, causing those people to do what they can to get cigarettes.
I wouldn't be surprised if we saw a whole lot more of this.
Interesting thought! I wonder about legalizing pot. It would certainly be taxed VERY heavy.....right? Then what.....people breaking the law by stealing pot? Pot store robberies?! Trade one bad thing for another.

Jenison, MI

#34 Apr 25, 2009
Ellen wrote:
The irony of this. Once their caught they go to a place that doesn't allow cigarettes anymore (prison).
Ellen- You proceed from a false assumption. You assume that those involved MUST be smokers. Since the smokes can be sold easily on black market for $25 a carton, there is plenty of motivation besides personal consumption. BTW the contraction for 'they are' is they're, not their.
uh oh

United States

#35 Apr 25, 2009
$81k worth of cigarettes.

What's that, like six cartons?

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