Local Man Robbed While Buying Lottery Tickets

- A man attempting to buy lottery tickets out of a kiosk in a South Broad Street gas station had $350 stolen out of his hand, leading to a fight between the two men outside the store- and much of it was caught on security video, including the alleged assailant’s license plate number.  

It happened January 3 at the Sunoco gas station at 801 South Broad Street in the city’s Hawthorne section. The 61-year-old complainant was buying lottery tickets at a machine when the assailant approached him, and grabbed a bag containing $350 out of his hand. The suspect then ran from the store, the complainant followed, and the two fought outside the store, at which point the complainant sustained a cut to his left leg.


The suspect fled and was seen entering a Ford Mustang, with the PA license plate tag of JHY-3783.

Those who recognize the suspect are asked to call 215.686.TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847.

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