Police seek man who stole $700 worth of lighters from Mapco

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 5:30pm
Staff reports

The Metro Nashville Police Department said Tuesday South Precinct detectives are working to identify a man who entered the Mapco at 440 Harding Place on Feb. 27 and stole more than $700 worth of lighters.

According to police, the suspect, described as a black man who was wearing a distinctive hat at the time of the theft, asked for cigarettes. When the clerk turned to retrieve them, the suspect grabbed a display case of lighters from the counter and then fled in a white van, police said.

Anyone with information about the crime is urged to contact South Precinct Investigations at 862-7763 or Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

Citizens can also send electronic tips to Crime Stoppers by texting the word “CASH” along with their messages to 274637 (CRIMES) or online at www.nashvillecrimestoppers.com.  Persons who contact Crime Stoppers by phone or text message can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.

1 Comment on this post:

By: CrimesDown on 3/8/11 at 8:56

Look....I really dont think one person could carry $700 worth of lighters. Mapco doesn't sell Zippos. Those cheap butane lighters cost Mapco less than 10 cents a piece. Even at 10 cents, that's 7000 ligfhters.