Police in Copperas Cove are looking for three individuals who stole a van from a local day care, and drove it to to the Murphy USA gas station nearby to steal $7,000 worth of cigarettes.

The crooks stole the van from Family Tyme Learning Center at 903 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Copperas Cove. They took the van to the Murphy USA gas station next to the Walmart at 2712 E. U.S. 190 and broke in and stole the cigarettes. They then broke into a Dairy Queen nearby, but nothing of significance was reported stolen from the restaurant.

Police say the van was later found abandoned in Killeen. Anyone with information on these crimes should contact Copperas Cove police at 254-547-8222.