Detectives with the Pima County Sheriff's Department are asking for the public's help in finding the suspect in an October 2016 cigarette theft on Tucson's southwest side. Video courtesy of Pima County Sheriff's Department.

Courtesy of Pima County Sheriff's Department

Detectives with the sheriff's department are asking for the public's help in locating a man suspected of stealing cigarettes from a southwest side Circle K in October, officials said.

Just after 2:30 a.m. on Oct. 29, Pima County Sheriff's deputies went to the Circle K at 2840 West Los Reales Road, near South Cardinal Avenue and West Valencia Road, for reports for a theft, said Deputy Cody Gress, a department spokesman.

Witnesses told the deputies that the suspect stole a variety of items from the store, and security footage showed a man jumping over the counter and filling a backpack with cigarettes, lottery tickets and lighters, Gress said.

The man is described as being in his late-teens to early-20s, standing 5'8" to 5'10" tall with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a black baseball hat, blue jacket and blue jeans, and was seen driving away from the store in a white Chrysler PT Cruiser.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911, or submit an anonymous tip with the potential for reward through 88-CRIME.

Contact reporter Caitlin Schmidt at or 573-4191


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