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Monday, June 17 News

Police: Man stole $5K worth of cigarettes from gas station

WESTPORT — A Trumbull man is accused of stealing more than $5,000 worth of cigarettes and damaged the cash register and door at Riverside Sunoco in Westport.

On Jan. 4 around 5:30 a.m., officers responded to Riverside Sunoco on a report of a burglary in which a fuel delivery driver witnessed a person force entry through Sunoco’s door, police aid.

The suspect stole more than $5,000 worth of cigarettes and caused over $1,400 in damage to the cash register and door, police said. Police submitted a warrant for the suspect, later identified as Christopher Dahlinger, 27, and on March 27 he was arrested at state Superior Court in Norwalk.

Dahlinger was charged with third-degree burglary, third-degree larceny, and first-degree criminal mischief. He was held in lieu of a $65,000 court-set bond and arraigned later that day.

svaghan@hearstmediact.com; 203-842-2638; @SophieCVaughan1

Sophie Vaughan|Reporter, Stamford Advocate

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