July 13, 2018 1:05 pm
Updated: July 13, 2018 4:32 pm

Calgary police seek help to identify counter-jumping cigarette thief

Calgary police are looking for help identifying a man who has been stealing cigarettes by jumping over convenience store counters.

Supplied: Calgary Police Service
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Calgary police are looking to the public for help identifying a man police believe is connected to nine cases of cigarette thefts from convenience stores in the southeast quadrant of the city.

Since June 14, nine different stores have reported a similar sort of theft in which a man comes into the store and lunges over the counter to grab packs of cigarettes. In one case, the man also allegedly threw a Slurpee drink at the clerk before taking the cigarettes.

Police said the man is between 5’8″ and 5’10” tall, has a medium build and is clean shaven with short grey hair. He also appears to be missing teeth.

Anyone with information about the man’s identity is asked to call Calgary Police Service’s non-emergency line at 403-266-1234 or to contact Crime Stoppers.

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