Boone County Sheriff's
(Florence, Ky.) - A man smashed and grabbed his way to $4,000 worth of cigarettes from a Florence convenience store Monday.
Christopher Hill, of Circleville, Ohio, broke through a glass door at the United Dairy Farmers store at Dixie Highway and Mount Zion Road. Surveillance video showed a man wearing a pink hat and wig during the burglary in which 79 cartons of smokes were swiped.
Boone County Sheriff’s deputies spotted a pickup driving erratically on Mount Zion Road around 2:45 a.m., shortly after the burglary. The driver pulled into the parking lot of Sports of All Sorts on the 10000 block of Investment Way then fled on foot.
In the back of the truck police found a garbage can full of cigarettes. In the front seat were the wig and hat seen in the surveillance footage.
Later that morning around 5:00 a.m. police received reports of a man acting suspicious on Industrial Road. It was Hill, who admitted he was involved in the UDF break-in.
Hill is charged with burglary and held at the Boone County Detention Center.
Investigators are working to identify a second man involved since Hill’s clothing doesn’t match that of the man in the video.