Ocala Police searching for hoodie-clad bandits who stole cigarettes from minimarts

The Ocala Police Department is searching for four bandits who recently ripped off cigarettes from three minimarts.

The thieves, pictured above, targeted the minimarts along Interstate 75 within the city limits of Ocala in the wee hours of the morning. They entered the convenience stores wearing hoodies with their faces mostly covered, then ran from the minimarts with large bags full of cigarettes. One was wearing a Hollister hoodie, while another one was wearing a True Religion World Tour hoodie.

Anyone with information about the four thieves or the crimes is asked to call Ocala Police Detective Charles Hunt at (352) 369-7147. Tips also can be reported through Crime Stoppers at (352) 368-7867 or at ocalacrimestoppers.com.

Ocala Police detectives are searching for four bandits who hit three Ocala minimarts along Interstate 75 on July 31 and stole large bags full of cigarettes.