Suspect caught after stealing cigarettes from Circle K


DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - A man is in custody for a cigarette theft early Tuesday morning at a Circle K, police say.

Police were called to the Circle K on 1141 E. Wood Street after an attendant said they were robbed around 1 a.m. According to the attendant, the suspect said he had a gun and demanded cash. However, he then told the clerk that he wanted New Port cigarettes. He got away with over 24 packs. 

Officers say they found him some time later, just a block away from the gas station. Officers found cigarettes, but no gun. Police say the cigarettes totaled over $180 

The 48-year-old suspect, identified as James Davis Jr., was booked in the Macon County Jail on preliminary charges of aggravated robbery. 

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