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Police Seek "Cookie Monster" Lottery Ticket Thief

Detectives believe he may live in Mass., but work in Salem, NH, area



    Police Seek "Cookie Monster" Lottery Ticket Thief
    Salem Police

    Police in Salem, New Hampshire, are asking for the public's help in identifying a lottery ticket thief, who donned a Cookie Monster hat.

    On Jan. 5 around 9:15 p.m., he stole an entire rack of lottery tickets from Klemm's Mobil, located at the intersection of Pleasant and South Policy Streets.

    Approximately an hour later, he cashed in a large amount of winning tickets at a store in Pelham.

    Shortly after midnight, he was back in Salem, again trying to cash in winning tickets at a store.

    Photo credit: Salem Police

    Both the suspect and his vehicle were captured on video at several locations.

    Detectives believe he may live in Massachusetts, but work in the Greater Salem area.

    The vehicle is possibly a newer Jeep Patriot, or similar SUV cross-over type vehicle -- tan or gold in color.

    The suspect is described as between 25 and 30 years old, and thin with a "rounder" face. He was wearing black dress pants, black dress shoes, and a black/gray fleece with brown or gray gloves.

    At Klemm's Mobil he was wearing a Cookie Monster hat, and in Pelham, he changed to a tan knit hat.

    Anyone with information is asked to call: (603) 893-1911.

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