Amherst police are seeking public help in their search for a man who stole more than $1,500 worth of cigarettes from a convenience store at Main Street and Union Road about 7:15 p.m. Feb. 2. The suspect, who is about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs about 200 pounds was wearing a blue coat, a black baseball cap with no logo, blue jeans and tan work-style boots. Based on store surveillance tapes he might have a moustache.

The suspect may have been with a woman who is about 5 feet, six inches tall with red hair, based on the store surveillance footage. Anyone with information is asked to call the Amherst Police Detective Bureau at 689-1319 or email to