A man with an Abe Lincoln beard and fast hands is suspected of twice stealing cigarettes from Huntington Station drugstores in April, Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and the Second Precinct Crime Section said Tuesday.
Suffolk police released photographs of the cigarette thief suspect taken from video surveillance at the Walgreens at 984 New York Ave. and the CVS Pharmacy at 111 Depot Rd.
At about 10:15 a.m. April 29, the suspect asked to buy two cartons of cigarettes at the service counter at the Walgreens store, police said. The cashier placed the cartons on the counter, and as he turned away briefly, the suspect grabbed the cartons and left without paying, police said.
At about 11:20 a.m. April 12, the suspect asked to buy two cartons of Newport at the CVS. When he tried to pay with a debit card, which was declined, he then reached over the counter, grabbed the cartons and fled the store, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-220-8477. All calls will be kept confidential.