Jan 14, 2010 4:12 PM by JThibodeaux
Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department are seeking the identity of a suspect that is believed to have stolen over $500 worth of cigarettes at 6 convenience stores. The suspect approaches the sales counter and requests a carton of cigarettes. When the carton is placed onto the counter, the suspect grabs the cigarettes and runs out of the store. The suspect gets into a dark colored pickup truck and flees the scene. Attached are photos of the suspect. The "cigarette bandit" has been committing the offenses since late October of 2009.
Anyone with information on the incidents or the identity of the suspect is encouraged to call the Lafayette Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.