Cigarettes are not getting any cheaper but an alleged thief might discover how expensive a nicotine habit truly can be if the Hilliard Division of Police can identify him.
Investigators are trying to identify a man who allegedly stole two cartons of cigarettes worth $150 at 5:50 p.m. Feb. 15 from United Dairy Farmers, 4640 Cemetery Road in Hilliard.
He was about 20 to 30 years old with a short beard and was last seen wearing glasses, a green hooded sweatshirt and black pants, according to police.
He fled in a vehicle described as a silver late-model, four-door Chrysler sedan.
Anyone who can identify the man is asked to call officer Maggie Reed at 614-334-2442 or send an email to email@example.com.
In other recent Hilliard police incident reports:
* A 2018 Chevrolet pickup worth $28,800 was reported stolen between 10 p.m. Feb. 14 and 3 p.m. Feb. 15 from the 4300 block of Brooklands Drive.
As of Feb. 25, the vehicle had not been recovered, said Sgt. Suzanne Muraco.
* A breaking-and-entering was reported between 7:15 p.m. Feb. 15 and 8 a.m. Feb. 16 at a business on the 3800 block of Main Street. The business reported $146 in cash was stolen.
Investigators do not know how entry was gained and they found no signs of forced entry, Muraco said.
* A burglary was reported at 2:05 p.m. Feb. 18 at a residence on the 3200 block of Scioto Run Boulevard. A laptop and accessories worth $1,250 were reported stolen.
Someone forced entry by unknown means through the front door, Muraco said.
* A resident of the 4300 block of Brooklands Drive told police Feb. 15 a checkbook was stolen between Feb. 1 and 14.
* A checkbook was reported stolen at 8:10 p.m. Feb. 15 from a vehicle parked on the 4100 block of Railton Street.
* An 18-year-old was arrested for misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia at 1:25 a.m. Feb. 14 at Conklin Drive and Heywood Drive.
* An 18-year-old man was arrested for misdemeanor drug abuse and possession of a controlled substance at 1:10 p.m. Feb. 14 in the 4500 block of Crystal Ball Drive.
* A 34-year-old man and 28-year-old man were arrested for receiving stolen property, a felony charge, at 8:45 p.m. Feb. 14 in the 4300 block of Brooklands Drive.
* A 19-year-old man was arrested for receiving stolen property, a felony charge, at 1 a.m. Feb. 16 at Cemetery Road and Interstate 270.
* A 20-year-old woman was arrested for misdemeanor drug abuse and possession of a controlled substance at 1:30 a.m. Feb. 17 at Hilliard-Rome and Sutter Home roads.
* A 19-year-old woman was arrested for misdemeanor drug abuse and possession of a controlled substance at 2:45 a.m. Feb. 18 at Britton Parkway and All Seasons Drive.
* A 28-year-old man was arrested for misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at Cemetery Road and Brown Park Drive.