Man in Wig Steals Hundreds of Dollars in Lottery Tickets: Police

Lottery theft from Petro Pats in Wolcott
Wolcott Police

Police are looking for the man who they say stole more than $200 worth of lottery tickets in Wolcott and they said he was partially disguised in a wig.

The man went into Petro Pats gas station at 690 Wolcott Road and asked the clerk for what amounted to $210 worth of scratch-off lottery tickets and a pack of cigarettes. 

The clerk had the lottery tickets and was getting the cigarettes when the man snatched the tickets from her and ran out of the store to a white Nissan Sentra, then went south on Wolcott Road, police said.

It happened around 10:41 a.m. and police are looking for a 5-feet-6-inch-tall man seen in a long black wig, a gray hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans and black sneakers. 

The license plate on the Nissan was A175951.

Anyone who recognizes the man or car should call the Wolcott Police Detective Bureau, 203-879-1414.

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