Two burglars cut a hole in the roof of the smoke shop next to Rockland Ford May 31 and made off with about $5,000 in cash and stolen cigarettes, according to Sgt. Timothy Hoppe of the Thomaston Police Department.

He said the burglary was reported the next morning when an employee opened the store. The burglars cut a hole in the roof using a crowbar and hammer, ripped out the alarm system and attempted to disconnect the video surveillance system.

Hoppe said the burglars were unsuccessful in the last instance and police have a video of the entire burglary. Police also have suspects and DNA evidence in the case, he said. Tools were also recovered at the scene.

The cash was taken from a drop-box safe, according to police. An unknown number of cigarettes were stolen. Some of them have since been recovered, having been found dumped at a different site.

The break-in took place at about 1:30 a.m.

Hoppe said the video will be released in the near future and the public’s aid will be requested in identifying the suspects. Police are working on a number of leads, he added.

Hoppe and Officer Michael Blais are working on the investigation.

If you have any information that could be helpful, contact the Thomaston Police Department at 354-2511.