SMOKING BANDIT: Police looking for man who helped himself to cigarettes at Handy Mart

SHOW HILL, N.C. (WITN) – Police in one Eastern Carolina town are looking for a man who jumped over a store counter and helped himself to the cigarettes.

Snow Hill police released photos of what happened Monday night around 9:20 p.m. at the Handy Mart on Kingold Boulevard.

Workers told officers that the man came into the store, hopped over the counter, and began taking the cigarettes, putting them in a sack. Police said the man also managed to take some lighters from the counter before leaving.

The thief left in a white SUV and went toward SE 2nd Street.

Anyone who knows the man should call Snow Hill police at 252-560-9022.