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Deputies seek suspects who stole $100,000 in cigars from Tampa store

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Hillsborough County deputies are seeking the public's help in identifying four suspects seen in surveillance photos stealing more than $100,000 in cigars from a Tampa store.

Deputies say the thefts occurred at Good Times Tobacco, 5112 Le Tourneau Circle in Tampa, between Saturday and Monday.

According to deputies, a 1992-2007 White Ford E250 van pulled up to the locked fence, and two suspects dressed in hooded sweatshirts and pants exited the vehicle and cut the lock.

A second vehicle, a 2002-2006 white Cadillac Escalade, pulled behind the van and two additional suspects dressed in the same attire exited, deputies said.

The van and the four suspects entered into the fenced-in area, and while inside, they removed three to four pallets of Cigarillos, filtered cigars, blunt cigars, premium cigars, tobacco wraps and cigarette papers with an estimated value of $100,000 prior to fleeing the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200. To report anonymously or to be eligible for a cash reward, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or text "CSTB plus your tip" to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).

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