Two men are wanted for pulling a scam that resulted in them allegedly stealing thousands of dollars worth of cigarettes from a Lexington County convenience store.
The incident occurred on Jan. 15 at the Circle K on Bush River Road, according to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department. The convenience store/gas station is near Exit 63, just off of I-20.
The scam worked by having one man cause a scene and distract the clerk, while the other man snatched the cigarettes, $3,240 worth of cigarettes, according to the sheriff’s department.
The first man went into the cooler, spilled a drink and pretended to fall, the sheriff’s department said. When the clerk went to help, the second man stole boxes of Newports.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC, or click or tap here for the link.