WESTLAND (WWJ) – Police are looking for tips from the public to help identify a man who stole around 15 cartons of  cigarettes from a dollar store in Westland.

The suspect was caught on video at the Family Dollar store located at 5745 S. Merriman on Wednesday, September 20.

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(Photos courtesy of Westland police)

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According to Westland police, the man gained access to an employee-only area of the store and broke into a locked container where cartons of cigarettes were stored. Police said the stolen cigarettes — which he carried away in a large plastic container —  were worth a total of approximately $1,000.

Nothing else was taken and no one was hurt.

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Police released security camera photos and video to the media on Tuesday. Anyone who can ID the suspect is asked to call the Westland Police Department at 734-722-9600, or Det. Christopher Gazdecki directly at 734-467-3250.