Stolen carton of cigarettes lands Bay City man in jail for Christmas

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BAY CITY (WJRT) (12/22/2017) - A 19-year-old Bay City man will spend Christmas in jail after being arrested and charged with robbing a pack of cigarettes at knifepoint Thursday evening.

The suspect walked into the 7-Eleven at 4300 Wilder Road around 7:30 p.m. and displayed a knife before demanding the clerk hand over a carton of cigarettes.

The suspect then fled the store on foot with the cigarettes in hand. Officers from the Bay City Department of Public Safety and Bay County Sheriff's Office tracked the suspect's footprints in the snow until he was located and handcuffed.

Police say the suspect was still carrying the stolen cigarettes and the knife used in the robbery when he was captured. His clothing also matched what surveillance video showed the suspect had on.

The suspect, whose name was not released, was lodged in the Bay County Jail and was awaiting arraignment late Friday on armed robbery charges later today.

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