Thief stuffs thousands of dollars' worth of cigarettes down pants

ASCENSION PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Authorities have released surveillance video of a man stuffing cigarette cartons in his pants and leaving the store without paying for them.

The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office reported it happened at a Family Dollar on LA 74 on May 1.

Deputies said the thief got away with thousands of dollars' worth of cigarettes. They added there was another man with him.

According to investigators, the pair may be linked to several cigarette thefts in multiple parishes.

Anyone who recognizes either of the men is urged to call APSO at 225-621-4636 or texting a message to 847411 (anonymous tip line) or contact Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.

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