Business Break-In, Suspicious Fire Under Investigation

Smithfield Police are investigating a break-in and suspicious fire at a local business.  The burglary was discovered Monday morning at Coor Farm Supply at 3 Malta Street off E. Market Street.

Police said sometime between Friday night and early Monday someone forcibly entered an outbuilding at Coor Farm Supply then attempted to set various merchandise on fire.  Police Captain R. Sheppard said the total damage from the fire was less than $3,000. Damage to a door was estimated at $200.

The break-in and arson are currently under investigation by the detectives division.  Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact Smithfield Police at 919-934-2121 or the Police Tip Line at 919-989-8835. Callers may remain anonymous.