Boston Police report arresting two South Boston men on charges they broke into the L Street Gulf station early this morning and stole numerous cartons of Marlboro cigarettes.
Police add that even if they hadn't stopped a car matching the description of the one seen fleeing the scene around 1:20 a.m., they might have caught up with the two fairly quickly - since one left a pay stub behind at the scene.
Police say officers stopped the car about three blocks further down L:
[U]pon opening the passenger door several Marlboro cigarette packs and red gloves fell to the ground. Officers observed a trash bag with several Marlboro cigarette boxes on the passenger seat and floor of the motor vehicle.
Meanwhile, back at the gas station. officers observed:
[T]he front glass door to the gas station damaged and several pieces of medium size rocks near the front door. Officers observed multiple packs of Marlboro cigarettes near the front door. Officers also observed a paycheck stub belonging to one of the suspects.
Mark Powell, 48, and David Sweetser, 46, both South Boston residents, were charged with breaking and entering a building, intent to commit a felony and receiving stolen property.