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Mother spots son on surveillance video

Posted June 29, 2009 4:39 p.m. EDT

— Kenneth Andre Kirk's mother knew just what to do when she saw her son's picture on the news. She turned him in.

Kirk's mother call the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office to identify him as the man seen stuffing cartons of cigarettes down his pants during the robbery of a convenience store.

Kirk, 37, of 4013 Airline Drive in Fayetteville is a suspect in the May 19 theft of 26 cartons of cigarettes from the Lake Lynn Short Stop at 3563 Gillespie Street. Sheriff's spokeswoman Debbie Tanna said Kirk took more then $1,500 worth of tobacco products from the store manager's office while she assisted other customers.

The store and the sheriff's office released an image from the store's surveillance video Friday and asked for the public's help in identifying the man in the picture.

Although Kirk's mother was able to provide his identity, she was not able to provide his location. Authorities were still looking for him Monday. He is wanted on charges of felonious larceny. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is urged to contact the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office at 910-323-1500 or make an anonymous call to 910-484-TIPS (8477)