Thief Steals Cigarettes In Benson Business Break-In

Benson-Suspect-Robbery-2Benson Police are investigating a business break-in. Early Thursday morning, police responded to an alarm at the Tobacco Warehouse, located at 105 West Parrish Drive in Benson.

Officers found a window had been broken. After searching the business and reviewing surveillance footage, it was determined a break-in had occurred.

Police said after the suspect entered the Tobacco Warehouse, he rummaged through the merchandise. He then fled with $600 worth of Newport brand cigarettes and $1,000 in smoking accessories.

Benson-Suspect-Robbery-3The suspect was described as a tall, thin-built black male, 25-30 years of age,  with a close-trimmed beard and a full goatee. He was also wearing dark framed glasses.  The suspect was last seen running away on foot.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to contact Benson Police Detective William Brown at 919-894-2091 or by email to Anonymous information may also be submitted to