Police seek suspect in theft of cigarettes

From Staff Reports

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Police are searching for a man suspected of stealing five cartons of cigarettes Monday night.

Officials said the suspect entered Kangaroo Smokers Express on Sunset Avenue and asked for several cartons of cigarettes. When the clerk reportedly turned around, the suspect grabbed the $230 worth of cigarettes and fled the scene.

The suspect is described as a white man wearing a brown-hooded coat.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 977-1111 or crimestoppers@rockymountnc.gov.