Police ID man wanted in connection to cigarettes theft

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Earl Alex Harris, Jr., 43

Investigators have identified a man they say broke into three local convenience stores Monday to steal cigarettes.

Earl Alex Harris, Jr., 43, is wanted on three counts of burglary, according to Richmond County Sheriff's Investigator Aaron Hannsz. He lives with his father at 4564 Pineview Lane in Hephzibah and is believed to frequent known drug areas downtown, Investigator Hannsz said. The robberies occurred at McTeer Food and Fuel on 4150 Windsor Spring Road, McTeer Shell Station at 1237 Gordon Highway and Wally's on 4250 Windsor Spring Road, according to a sheriff's report.

In each case, Mr. Harris is accused of smashing the glass door or window at the stores and robbed the business of Newport cigarettes. Anyone with information on the suspect can call the sheriff's office at (706) 821-1080.

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