Suspect takes 26 cartons of cigarettes

CUMBERLAND COUNTY According to detectives, the man entered the Lake Lynn Short Stop at 3563 Gillespie Street on May 19 around 1:15 p.m.

While the store's manager was assisting customers, the suspect slipped into her office and stole more than $1,500 worth of cigarettes.

Surveillance video shows the suspect stuffing Newport brand cigarettes down a baggy pair of blue jeans he was wearing and walking out of the store. He left the scene in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as a black male in his mid to early 30s with a receding hairline. He is 5'6" and weighs approximately 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a tank top with a yellow shirt draped around his neck and shoulders.

Anyone with information concerning the identity of this suspect is urged to contact the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office at (910) 323-1500 or to make an anonymous call 484-TIPS (8477).

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