Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date August 11, 2003
Contact Sergeant John Capen
Phone (909) 320 8000
  Fax (909) 320 8043


Commercial Burglary

Riverside, Ca-  On Monday, August 11, 2003 at 9:02 AM, Riverside Police Officers responded to a reported Commercial Burglary at Smoke Plus located at 3410 La Sierra Avenue. Officers discovered that the suspects had forced entry into an adjacent business then cut a hole in the common wall between the businesses gaining access into Smoke Plus. Employees had discovered the crime this morning when they arrived to work.

The owner of Smoke Plus estimated the loss, which consisted mainly of cigarettes, at several thousand dollars. It is unknown at this time if any property was stolen from the adjacent businesses.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to contact Detective Ron Wright (909) 320-8059.