Man dressed as Buddhist monk gets robbed buying lottery tickets: Cops

Philadelphia Police Department

The Philadelphia Police Department says that one man’s desire for another man’s things was outright robbery.

Cops said that on Sunday, Jan. 3, a 61-year-old man was inside the Sunoco gas station at Broad and Catharinestreets buying lottery tickets when an unknown male approached from behind and “snatched approximately $350 from the complainant’s hand.”

In surveillance video released by police, the 61-year-old victim is dressed in orange robes and resembles aBuddhist monk.

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“After snatching the money, the suspect ran from the store with the complainant following him. The complainant was able to catch the suspect when a struggle ensued,” authorities added. “During the struggle, the complainant was pushed to the ground sustaining a cut to his left leg.”

Policedescribed the suspect as a black male driving a silver Ford Mustang with a Pennsylvania license plateof JHY-3783.

The PPD encouraged anyone with information to contact them at 911 or 215-686-TIPS (8477). Members of the public may also text tips to PPD TIP (773847) or submit tips online.

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