Hilliard police were searching for a cigarette thief Thursday morning.
Police said a man walked into the Speedway in the 4200 block of Cemetery Road around 3 a.m. and told the clerk his vehicle overheated.
The clerk then let the suspect fill a garbage can with water to use on the vehicle's radiator.
The clerk told police the suspect returned with the garbage can, went behind the counter and started filling the garbage can with single packs of cigarettes. He then took off.
Police have released a surveillance image of the suspect.
Authorities say he got away with more than 40 packs of cigarettes.
Anyone with information on the theft or the suspect is asked to call the Hilliard Division of Police at 876-2429.
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