Caught on Cam: Smash and grab burglaries at Longview tobacco stores


The Longview Police Department is seeking tips on several smash and grabs committed in the early morning hours at local tobacco stores.

Detectives stated there are two to three unknown thieves involved in the group. The bandits are wearing masks, gloves, and clothing concealing anything to identify them. These burglars are in and out of the stores very quickly, in less than one minute on most incidents. The video of the vehicle shows a dark colored four door or extended cab truck with black rims.

Video of an incident in December 2015 and in January 2015 were released in hopes of identifying the burglars.

Longview Police department is requesting assistance from the public in these cases to help us identify and apprehend this group. Anyone with any information about these crimes please call Det. Gabe Downs 903-237-1168 or Gregg County Crime stoppers at 903-236-7867 or

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