Brookings police are investigating an attempted burglary at the Roll ‘n’ Smoke store at 726 25th Avenue.
Lt. Marci Gebers says it was reported through a 911 call shortly after 3:20 Wednesday morning. The report was of individuals trying to force their way into the back door of the business.
A responding officer noticed a red 4-door sedan with its headlights off heading towards the I29 interchange. The vehicle went south on the interstate and the officer tried to get it to stop but it fled at a high rate of speed. The vehicle appeared to be a newer Kia K5.
When it was discovered entry had not been gained into the store, the pursuit was called off.
Sioux Falls police reported that a similar store had been burglarized there and some 6000 cigarettes were stolen.
Gebers says they’re working with Sioux Falls police on the matter and there may be other connected cases in the region.
July 16, 2021