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Video: Fred’s Cigarette Bandit Strikes Columbus Store for a Second Time

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COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) — The local Freds’ cigarette stock takes another hit for the second time in as many months.

Surveillance footage from the store dated early Saturday morning shows an unidentified man force his way into the local retailer after smashing a front door with a heavy object.

After gaining entrance, the man in dark clothing with a veil covering his face jetted toward the cigarette shelves and began stuffing cigarette boxes into a bag. He then left the same way he came in.

This comes shortly after a similar incident in late April at the store in which an unidentified man gained entrance into the store the same way and nabbed some 100 packs of cigarettes.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Columbus Police Department or Crime Stoppers.