SEMMES, Ala. (WALA) -- A suspected thief with fast hands and a smoking habit gets away with 10 packs of cigarettes. The Mobile County Sheriff's Office is hoping you can help identify him.

The guy in the video appears to be browsing -- even looking up at the surveillance camera. Team Sheriff releasing the video from the Dollar General in Semmes on Moffett Road.

The suspect filled up a buggy full of items -- eventually made his way to checkout. But he wasn't finish with his selections. Investigators say when the cashier turned her back -- he helped himself to 10 packs of Newport Cigarettes -- stuffing them in his pants.

As he goes to pay -- his credit card is declined. He tells the cashier he's going to the car to get a new card -- but doesn't come back and neither did those Newports.

If you recognize the man in the video -- call the Mobile County Sheriff's Office at 251-574-8633.

Meanwhile, if you have video of someone "Caught In The Act" be sure to email it to us at We may show it in our newscast.

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