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PD: Hartford men accused of stealing $5K worth of cigarettes

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BRISTOL, CT (WFSB) -

Bristol police arrested two people who are accused of taking $5,000 worth of cigarettes from truck making a delivery Monday morning.

An unidentified cigarette vender left his delivery truck unlocked while making a delivery at the Quick Mart on Stafford Avenue around 9:30 a.m.

When the vender returned to his truck, two men, who were later identified as 48-year-old LeRoy E. Mccoy and 53-year-old Alphonso G. Williams, were taking cases of cigarettes, police said. 

Police said the suspects tried to run down the driver of the truck before fleeing the convenience store.

After a police broadcast, the vehicle was spotted on Interstate 84 in Manchester and the suspects were arrested.

Investigators recovered $5,000 worth of cigarettes.

Mccoy and Williams, who are both from Hartford, were charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree conspiracy to commit robbery, third-degree larceny and third-degree conspiracy to commit larceny.

Both of them were being held on $100,000 bond and expected to be arraigned at Bristol Superior Court on July 9.

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