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A second smash-and-grab burglary was reported by a Falls business in the area of the Pine Avenue business district on Tuesday night.

Falls police said a witness spotted a man throwing a rock through the front window of a business on the 1500 block of Pine Avenue about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday. The suspect then entered the store and took a vacuum and ran through an alley behind the business. The witness gave chase but the suspect got away.

Investigating officers found a ”Royal” rug cleaner that appeared to be from the business in the 700 block of 16th Street.

The estimated damage to the store was $1,000.

It was the second store break-in on Tuesday.

Falls police responded to a burglar alarm at a convenience store on the 1900 block of Ferry Avenue about 1:20 a.m. Tuesday.

Arriving officers found a damaged window on the front of the building with fresh blood droplets. The owner of the store arrived and was able to show police surveillance footage of a man wearing a ski mask breaking the window and entering the store, taking lottery tickets and Black and Mild cigars.

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