Man Accused Of Stealing Cigarette Cartons In Armed Robbery


UPDATED: Tuesday February 12, 2013 5:51 AM

Authorities said one man is in custody following a robbery of a Circle K in southwest Columbus.

Police said a man wearing a ski mask entered the gas station near Hall and Norton Roads around 2 a.m.

The suspect had a gun and demanded cigarettes. He ran from the scene with 13 cartons.

Officers said they were able to track him and take him into custody.

The clerk was not injured in the robbery.

Investigators said they are trying to determine if the suspect is tied to any other crimes.

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