Man steals, redeems lotto tickets in Astoria

ASTORIA — He must have thought it was his lucky day.

Police have asked for the public’s assistance helping them find a man who broke into an Astoria store only to steal lottery tickets.

A white or Hispanic male wearing a red sweatshirt with a “NY Giants” logo on the chest, black skull cap and black gloves broke into Nature’s Chemist at 23-92 21st St. at about 12:15 a.m. Jan. 7, according to police.

Once inside, he removed a display of lottery tickets. A short time later he was captured on video redeeming some of the stolen lottery tickets at another store, police said.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.