Martinez cigarette thief sought

Columbia County authorities are looking for a man who stole cigarettes from a Martinez Walgreen store March 5.

Columbia County authorities are looking for a man who stole cigarettes from a Martinez Walgreen store March 5.

The manager of the 3900 Washington Road store told deputies that 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 drove away on Bobby Jones Expressway toward Richmond County, according to the report.

Anyone with information about the cigarette thief is asked to call the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 541-2800.

 

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