Investigators are seeking the public’s help to identify a man wanted in connection with a rash of cigarette thefts from a number of convenience stores since mid-June.

Police say that since June 14, they have had eight reports of a man entering a number of convenience stores in the southeast and lunging over the counter to steal packages of cigarettes from a display case.

In one incident, the suspect threw a drink at the clerk before taking the cigarettes.

No one has been injured in the incidents so far.

The suspect is described as:

  • Caucasian
  • 173 cm to 178 cm tall
  • medium build
  • clean shaven
  • short grey hair
  • missing a number of teeth

Anyone with information about the suspect’s identity is asked to call the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using either of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477