Help detectives catch cigarette thief

PALMDALE – Palmdale detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying and catching a burglar who broke into a smoke shop last week and stole multiple packs of cigarettes.

The thief was caught tape by the store’s video surveillance system.

The following is the press report from the Palmdale Station:

On July 3, 2012, at 1:17 a.m., a suspect broke into the “Smoke Shop” near the 38700 Block of Trade Center Drive, in the City of Palmdale.

The suspect made off with multiple packs of cigarettes. The store’s video surveillance system was able to capture an image of the suspect.

Detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying him. The suspect is described as a Black male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and plaid shorts.

Anyone with information on this case, is asked to contact Lieutenant Kennedy at 661-272-2506.

Information can be provided anonymously by contacting “Crime Stoppers” at 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters “TIPLA” plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website at

  6 comments for “Help detectives catch cigarette thief

  1. JJ
    July 18, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Why do these fools look directly at the camera every single time? You’d think they’d learn….stupid is as stupid does.

  2. ryenisha jackson
    July 13, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    an its a black man hmmmmm maybe he was laid off and needed cigs to help his kids and wife

    • Frank
      July 18, 2012 at 9:14 pm

      Yeah, right. Gimme a break!

  3. lucas
    July 11, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    He looks like damn zombie.

  4. Quigley
    July 11, 2012 at 5:38 pm


    • sikntired
      July 11, 2012 at 7:25 pm


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