WATCH: Thief, Cashier Scuffle Over Cigarettes

Police seek suspect caught on video.

Last night a fortyish guy in gray sweatpants and hoodie went into the 7-Eleven at 3300 Aramingo Avenue, took a look around (including right into the surveillance camera) and then left. Police say he came right back in and jumped behind the counter to grab several packets of cigarettes (the cashier wasn’t behind the counter at the time). When he went to leave with his stolen bounty, an employee grabbed him and tried to to block the doors, at which point the cigarette thief punched the cashier in the face, picked up his smokes and ran away.

The suspect is described as a thin 40-year-old white male, 5’11″-6’0″, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, gray sweatpants, orange shirt, and a black skull cap with yellow writing. If the video is anything to go by, he’ll be smoking Newports.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Dydak at East Detectives at 215-686-3243/3244 or submit a tip anonymously via phone (215.686.8477), text (773847) or using this electronic form. All tips are confidential.