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Police: Burglars demand cigarettes in string of Tri-State robberies

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Another gas station has fallen target to robbers seeking cigarettes. 

Police said there have been three Speedway gas stations robbed in the last month. 

One location was in Cincinnati near Eastern and Stanley, another in Erlanger, Ky near Buttermilk Pike, and the latest one in Blue Ash on Cornell road.

The most recent incident happened at the Speedway in the 4000 block of Cornell happened around 2 a.m. June 12.

Police told FOX19 NOW that the suspects were wearing masks when they threw a rock through the glass door. They then brought in large trash cans, asking for the clerk to load them with cartons of cigarettes. 

Investigators said they believe the string of robberies are connected. 

Speedway released a statement saying in part, “Safety has always been and will continue to be a top priority for our company. We maintain a strong commitment to the continued protection of all our employees and have security programs in place at all times.

At this time, police have not been able to identify the suspects.

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