Police: Man knocks down vendor after trying to steal cigars with his girlfriend

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – The Central Ohio Crime Stoppers are seeking information about an incident where a man knocked down a store clerk after he attempted to steal cigars with his girlfriend.

According to the statement, the incident took place on April 5 at around 7:00 p.m. when the suspect entered a business and attempted to buy cigars using a photocopy of his girlfriend’s ID card.

The clerk said he was not allowed to sell cigars without a valid ID, in which case the male suspect pulled his girlfriend out of their car demanding that they sell them the cigars, police say .

Surveillance photos released by Central Ohio Crime Stoppers

Police add that the woman threw money on the counter as the employee continued to explain that they could not purchase the cigars without a valid ID. The man then made his way behind the counter and picked up a pack of cigars, the statement said.

The statement further states that the clerk was pushed to the ground after demanding that they return the stolen cigars. The suspect then crushed the cigars and threw them at the clerk, with the couple driving off in a silver Mercedes, by police.

Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward for information on potential suspects.

Anyone with information can call Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477 or send a tip to stopcrime.org.