A Mahanoy City man will be cited following a reported retail theft at the Tamaqua Turkey Hill Minit Mart on Friday morning.

According to police a group of men entered the store at approximatley 1:30 a.m.

While the store clerk's back was turned, one of the men, identified as John Vidzicki, 27, of 508 E. Market St., allegedly removed two packs of Newport cigarettes from the shelf then left without paying for them.

The theft was witnessed by another store patron.

When contacted by police Vidzicki admitted to the theft.