Tucson police are seeking the public’s help in trying to identify a man believed to be a member of a group that is responsible for numerous cigarette thefts.
Between Feb. 17 and April 14, a group of people have been involved in at least nine thefts of cigarettes from area Circle K stores.
The incidents have happened at stores in the 1700 block of West Prince Road and in the 10000 block of East Speedway.
The group has committed as many as three thefts in one day and most recently stole cigarettes from the store on Prince last Thursday and Sunday.
About $25,000 worth of merchandise has been stolen from the stores.
Tucson police said the thieves enter the store carrying a bag and walk behind the counter to steal cigarettes and liquor. They wear hooded shirts or jackets to hide their faces. Most of the thefts occur in the early morning.
Police released on Tuesday surveillance photos of one of the thieves. Anyone with information can call 911 or 88-CRIME.