Shell Station Burglary
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Criminal Corner: $3,000 Worth of Cigarettes Stolen from Shell Station

Date: July 20, 2022 

Case #2022-005685   

The Bradenton Police Department is investigating the burglary of nearly $3,000 in cigarettes from a Shell gas station located in the 3600 block of Cortez Rd. W.  

On Friday, July 15, at 3:56 AM, a rock was used to break the glass front door of the Shell station. Three men entered the store and filled a garbage bag with cartons of cigarettes, valued at $2,973. They were in the store for approximately one minute, before leaving in a 2021-22 Hyundai Elantra, with black rims. The license plate was covered with a towel or shirt. 

The suspects are Black, wore black hoodies, dark-colored pants, and gloves. One of the suspects had bright blue laces on his sneakers.  

Note: The time stamp on this video obtained is confirmed to be one hour earlier than the time the crime occurred.  

If you recognize these individuals, or have information on this case, contact Det. Sherry Nichols at 941-932-9316 or email her at You also may email any information on this or other cases to To remain anonymous and eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000, call Crime Stoppers (toll-free) at 1-866-634-8477 (TIPS) or send an anonymous E-Tip through

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