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Man snatches more than $500 worth of lottery tickets from Maspeth gas station

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Police are searching for the man who snatched more than $500 worth of lottery tickets from a Shell gas station in July. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

Police are searching for the man who was caught on camera snatching more than $500 worth of lottery tickets from a Shell gas station on the border of Maspeth and Elmhurst in July.

The NYPD on Aug. 4 released surveillance video showing the unidentified man inside of the Shell gas station at 74-01 Grand Ave., within the 104th Precinct, just before 4 a.m. on Thursday, July 14.

Police say the man had picked the lock of the front door before gathering more than $500 of lottery tickets and fleeing the scene.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or, for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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