Hillsborough deputies search for cigarette thief who rides bike

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a cigarette thief who rides a bicycle.

Surveillance footage released by deputies shows the suspect.

Authorities say he broke into the Walgreens located at 5709 Gunn Highway at 4:52 a.m. on Saturday and made his way to the cash register. He left with multiple Newport cigarette cartons and Marlboro packs.

Investigator say he tried to break into other businesses the same morning. At 3:53 a.m., he tried to break into the Walgreens on Waters Avenue. At 4:16 a.m., he tried to break into the Citgo on Linebaught Ave.

Anyone with information on the suspect’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at at 247-8200 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477). Tipsters can also report anonymously online at http://www.crimestopperstb.com or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads and Droids.

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