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Authorities looking for cigarette thief

Posted: March 15, 2013 - 11:35am

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Columbia County authorities are looking for a man they say stole cigarettes from a Martinez Walgreen’s store on March 5.

The manager of the store at 3900 Washignton Road told deputies that at about 2 a.m., a man tried to buy a carton of Newport cigarettes, according to a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident report. The credit card the man used was denied.

The man grabbed the carton of cigarettes, worth $48, and left in an older green vehicle on Bobby Jones Expressway toward Richmond County, according to the report.

Anyone with information about the identity or whereabouts of the cigarette thief should call the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 541-2800.

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