Man dubbed 'Nicorette Bandit' wanted for $1K in gum thefts - KPTV - FOX 12

Man dubbed 'Nicorette Bandit' wanted for $1K in gum thefts

Posted: Updated:
Surveillance photos of most recent Nicorette theft case at Walgreens Surveillance photos of most recent Nicorette theft case at Walgreens
Surveillance photos from 2013 Nicorette theft case Surveillance photos from 2013 Nicorette theft case
CLACKAMAS, OR (KPTV) -

A man deputies have dubbed the "Nicorette Bandit" is accused of stealing more than $1,000 worth of gum used to help people quit smoking.

The suspect was caught on camera at the Walgreens store on Southeast 82nd and Johnson Creek Boulevard at 5 p.m. Sunday.

Investigators said he filled a basket with hundreds of dollars' worth of Nicorette gum and took off from the store.

According to deputies, it's at least the second time the Nicorette Bandit has pulled off the same theft at the same store.

Deputies said the man was also caught on camera stealing Nicorette gum from that Walgreens store in 2013. In the previous case, the suspect did not have the same distinctive glasses he was wearing on Sunday.

The suspect is described as a white man, around 5'10" to 6' tall and weighing 150 pounds.

If you recognize the Nicorette Bandit or know anything about this case, call the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office confidential Tip Line at 503-723-4949 or use the online e-mail form at http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/forms/tip.html.

"While the Sheriff's Office usually applauds efforts to quit smoking – citing the numerous health benefits detailed by the American Lung Association – we urge the public to quit in a lawful manner," states a Clackamas County Sheriff's Office release.

Copyright 2014 KPTV-KPDX Broadcasting Corporation. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow
FOX 12
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2014, KPTV-KPDX Broadcasting Corporation, Portland, OR and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.