Police are hunting a man who stole a large quantity of cigarettes and tobacco from a Hamilton dairy.
Man wanted by Hamilton police for tobacco theft
The man, described as a Maori aged in his late teens or early twenties, entered the shop on Deanwell Rd around 3.30am yesterday.
"The man, who was of medium build, has removed a large quantity of cigarettes and tobacco before making off on a silver coloured mountain bike," Sergeant Jonathan Clark says.
He was caught on CCTV camera, which showed him wearing a baseball cap and a scarf around his mouth and nose.
He was also pictured riding the small mountain bike.
Man wanted over alleged Hamilton tobacco theft
Anyone with details about the case is urged to call Hamilton Central Police Station on 07 858 6200, or anonymously on Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.