July 4, 2013

Store burglar snatches 30 cartons of cigarettes

Associated Press

— Valdosta police are hunting for a convenience store burglar who may be prone to nicotine fits.

WALB-TV reports someone used a brick to smash into a Gas N’ Go store at about 3 a.m. Thursday and swiped 30 cartons of cigarettes.

Police say it appears the burglar go into the store after breaking a window.

The break-in triggered the store’s burglar alarm, police say, but the culprit got away with his stolen smokes before officers arrived.

Thirty cartons would last even a heavy smoker for quite a while. At 10 packs a carton, the thief would have made off with a total of 6,000 cigarettes.