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UPDATE: Police investigating early morning burglary

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By: Kayla Bremer
kbremer@klkntv.com

A local smoke shop was targeted by two men early Sunday morning, making it the second time in less than a month.   

Lincoln Police were called to Dirt Cheap at 27th and Randolph around 4 a.m. Sunday after the store's alarm was triggered.

"Two men forced entry and stole cash from Dirt Cheap as well as a large amount of potpourri," Officer Katie Flood said.

In the surveillance video, you can see them quickly run into the store, one grabs a tobacco pipe from the shelf, then they both stuff their pockets with money and run off with trays filled with potpourri.

Police say they got away with 300 packets of a certain type of potpourri that's also known as a legal form of synthetic marijuana.

Store owner Sharon Elder says they have 17 cameras on the property and they're hoping someone will be able to identify the suspects.

"They knew exactly where they were going," Elder said.  "I believe they had probably been in the shop as customers and they knew what they were doing."

Elder says this is the sixth time in the past six years that the shop has been robbed or burglarized.

On Halloween, two men held a gun to an employee and a customer's head, robbed them, then fired shots when they were chased out.  Luckily no one was hurt.

Elder says they've added security cameras over the years but now will step up security even more.

"Everything's going to go to a safe and be locked up at night, that simple, plus we're putting a metal reinforced door in."

Dirt Cheap's owner is offering a $4,000 reward, $2,000 to whoever can identify the suspects at the Halloween robbery and $2,000 for Sunday morning's burglary.

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