Man stole cigarettes from Martinez drug store

Columbia County authorities are looking for a man they say jumped the counter of a Martinez CVS and stole cigarettes on Jan. 29.

Columbia County authorities are trying to identify a man they say jumped the counter of a Martinez drug store and stole cigarettes.

A CVS cashier said just after 5 p.m. on Jan. 29, a man jumped over the counter at the store at 4476 Columbia Road. The cashier told the man he wasn’t allowed behind the counter, according to a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

The man grabbed three cartons of Newport cigarettes and walked out the front door. He left in a green Dodge Neon headed south on Belair Road.

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



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