Franklin police are trying to identify two suspects who broke into Mobil gas, 6611 S. 27th St., and stole cigarettes and cash on Nov. 13.
Police went to the business at about 6:45 a.m. after a caller reported it appeared the business had been burglarized. Officers who arrived at the scene found the glass on the front door broken out and signs that the business had been entered.
After viewing video surveillance police discovered two males broke into the business by using a claw hammer to smash out the glass window on the front door at about 4:30 a.m. The suspects, who were wearing gloves and were dressed in dark colored clothing with hoods up over their heads, carried a large Rubbermaid brand tote bin into the business and filled it with Newport cigarettes.
In addition to the cigarettes, the business owner told police that $200 cash and some alcohol was also missing. The total value of the stolen items was unknown at the time of the report.
The suspects left the claw hammer and the tote bin cover behind, and both were placed into evidence.