Cigarettes stolen by man with pistol

A 50-year-old Columbus man has reported to police that a man with a pistol robbed him of a carton of cigarettes valued at $31.

According to the police report, the theft happened at 2:36 a.m. Saturday in the area of 12th Avenue and 27th Street.

The robbery took place in a parking lot.

The thief was described as a black man with shoulder length dreads. He was wearing a black hat, black bandanna, black shirt and shorts.

Anyone with information should contact Columbus police.