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Store burglar snatches 30 cartons of cigarettes

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Posted at 7:56 AM, Jul 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-05 03:58:50-04

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) - Valdosta police are hunting for a convenience store burglar who may be prone to nicotine fits.

WALB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/12fLeTo ) someone used a brick to smash into a Gas N' Go store at about 3 a.m. Thursday and swiped 30 cartons of cigarettes.

Police say it appears the burglar go into the store after breaking a window.

The break-in triggered the store's burglar alarm, police say, but the culprit got away with his stolen smokes before officers arrived.

Thirty cartons would last even a heavy smoker for quite a while. At ten packs a carton, the thief would have made off with a total of 6,000 cigarettes.