Cigarette theft in Macklin

RCMP have released an image from a theft in progress at a Macklin convenience store. About 1,000 cigarette packs were stolen. (RCMP)

Police say a thief has made off with $12,000 worth of cigarettes from a convenience store in west-central Saskatchewan.

RCMP in Macklin say the suspect in the nicotine hit earlier this week left with more than 1,000 packs of smokes.

Mounties say he got into the store by breaking a glass door with a crowbar.

They've released a surveillance photo that shows one man inside the store.

The suspect is described as a heavier set man who was wearing grey sweatpants, a black or dark 
coloured sweater, a camouflage hat and white gloves.

He was driving what appeared to be a mid-2000’s white four-door pickup truck.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Macklin RCMP at (306) 753-2171 or Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.