Surveillance camera footage

Police are searching for a man spotted in surveillance camera footage.

WATAUGA — High Country Crime Stoppers and the Boone Police Department are requesting the public’s assistance in solving a recent theft.

According to Boone Police, on Tuesday, April 20, an unknown Hispanic male entered A2Z Tobacco — located at 125 New Market Centre — and allegedly took a customer’s wallet from the checkout counter. The wallet contained cash, various bank cards and an EBT card. According to Boone Police, the suspect is a Hispanic male, appears to be in his 20’s wearing a gray sleeveless shirt Khaki pants and red work boots.

Anyone with information on this crime or any other crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (828) 268-6959 / (828) 737-0125 or the Boone Police Department at (828) 268-6900. Submit a Crime Stoppers tip at or text “NCTIP plus your tip” to 274637 (CRIMES). All information will be kept confidential.

High Country Crime Stoppers pays rewards for information, which leads to arrests; recovery of stolen property; seizure of drugs and the location of wanted persons.

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