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Brazen smash-and-grab burglary at Park City vape shop, $2K reward offered

Posted at 6:50 AM, Dec 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-14 19:13:13-05

PARK CITY, Utah - There was a very brazen smash-and-grab burglary at a Park City vape shop early Thursday morning.

It happened at Park City Vapor Company on Sagewood Drive at 1:51 a.m., according to the Summit County Sheriff's Office.

Surveillance video shows the masked suspect was in, out and gone in less than a minute.

He knew what he was after: a new vaping device called a Juul Box.

The burglar smashed his way through the glass front door and immediately went to the counter that held these devices. He took every one of them and got away with an estimated $10,000 in merchandise.

It's a disappointing development for shop owner, Beau Maxon, especially just a week and a half before Christmas.

"It is bad because people come in here all the time buying gift items for their friends, things like that," Maxon said. "This item is so popular, I'm apparently the only licensed retailer in Utah for it so I have people driving from all over just for this specific item."

The burglar was pretty well covered up including the mask, so this video will likely not help identify him.

Maxon is hoping security cameras at nearby businesses captured the thief before he entered the store.

Maxon is offering a $2,000 reward for tips that lead to the suspect's arrest.

He believes this individual or someone close to him will be out there selling these Juul Boxes, and if anyone has any information you can contact Maxon at the store in Park City.
He also has a Facebook page and an Instagram account, Park City Vapor Company.