CCTV image after man steals cigarettes from community shop

A CCTV image has been issued after a man stole cigarettes from a community shop at the weekend.

Police say the man entered the shop to buy cigarettes.

He then distracted the cashier and ran out of the store with the items, making no attempt to pay.

A police spokesperson said: “We are requesting the public’s assistance to help identify the man pictured by CCTV, as we believe he may have information that could help the investigation.”

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Michael Smith.

You can also email

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12210122965.