Photo released of suspect in lottery ticket theft

December 29, 2010 9:40:47 AM PST
Police have released a surveillance photo of a woman who allegedly stole $50 worth of lottery tickets and injured a convenience store clerk.

The theft happened at the Cigarette City store in the College Square Shopping Center on December 24th in Newark, Delaware.

Investigators say the suspect asked for four scratch-off tickets and, when the clerk placed them on the counter, the suspect grabbed them and got into a running car.

The clerk tried to grab the steering wheel of the car, but the suspect hit the gas and got away. The clerk fell and injured his left wrist.

The vehicle was last seen exiting College Square Shopping Center towards Marrows Road.

The suspect is described as a light skinned black female, approximately 5'8" tall with a slightly larger than average build. She was wearing a blue shirt and dark colored jacket and had a Delaware Park Casino Player's Club card around her neck on a purple lanyard.

The suspect vehicle is described as a dark colored SUV. The registration plate was covered with what appeared to be a shirt.

Anyone with additional information about this incident should contact Officer Peter Barnes at 302-366-7110 ext. 432


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