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Police Search For Man Who Took Lottery Tickets, Nearly $8,500 From Brooklyn Deli

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police late Tuesday were asking the public to help them find a suspect they said stole nearly $8,500 from a deli in Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn.

Around 12:15 a.m. March 23, the suspect walked into the Malcolm X Boulevard Deli, at 92 Malcolm X Blvd. in Brooklyn, and cut a hole through the ceiling, police said.

Upon entering, the suspect took about $2,500 from the cash register and about $5,980 from the ATM, police said. He also took Lottery scratch-off tickets and cigarettes, police said.

The suspect then entered several stores where he cashed in the winning scratch-off lottery tickets, police said. Surveillance video from the New Garden Farm Inc., at 452 Seneca Ave. in Brooklyn, captured the suspect, police said.

Police have released the video.

Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.

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