Thief crashes car through door of Rockford tobacco shop, cigarettes stolen


A Rockford tobacco shop was robbed of several cartons of cigarettes after a thief smashed his car through the front door of the business.

Rockford Police say the incident happened at J&Y Tobacco, at 3728 North Main Street, around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday morning.

The male suspect stole the cigarettes and fled the scene.

Anyone with information on the crime is asked to contact Rockford Police at 815-966-2900 or Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.

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