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Cops: Man stole more than $300 in cigarettes, damages store door

Suffolk County police are looking for this man,

Suffolk County police are looking for this man, who they say who stole three cartons of cigarettes and caused $200 in damage to the store door at a Speedy Mart in Port Jefferson Station on July 25, 2017. Credit: SCPD

A man who police said stole more than $300 worth of cigarettes from a Port Jefferson Station convenience store last month added insult to injury when he also caused $200 worth of damage to a store door as he fled the scene.

But, Suffolk County police said the suspect hardly made a clean break as he made off with three cartons of cigarettes taken during the heist, which occurred on July 25 at about 1:30 p.m. at a Speedy Mart on Route 112.

He — and his getaway vehicle — were caught on video surveillance. Photos show the suspect, who has a shaved head and who wore sunglasses, at the counter at the Speedy Mart and also show his vehicle — a red Ford Explorer with a broken rear window.

Police are asking anyone who recognizes the man or his SUV to call Crime Stoppers at 800-220-8477.

All calls will remain confidential and callers are eligible for a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest.

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