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Police: Cigarette thief on the loose

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AKRON, OH (WOIO) -

Detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying the suspects involved in nearly a dozen thefts involving cartons of cigarettes. 

In all of the thefts, the suspects enter the store and attempt to purchase a large quantity of cigarettes. As the clerk rings up the sale, the suspects grab the cigarettes and run.

During one of the thefts, one of the suspects jumped over the counter, shoved the clerk and ran out of the store with the merchandise.

If you can identify the suspects involved, you are encouraged to call the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at (330) 375-2490; the U.S. Marshals Service at 1-866-4-WANTED; the Summit County Crimestoppers, Inc. at (330) 434-COPS; or you may leave an anonymous tip on the Akron Police Department website.

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