Lotto thief strikes again; steals cookies from Tucson sandwich shop

2014-05-09T15:04:00Z 2014-05-09T16:15:56Z Lotto thief strikes again; steals cookies from Tucson sandwich shopKimberly Matas Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
May 09, 2014 3:04 pm  • 

A thief with an itch for scratchers tickets and a hankering for sweets is wanted by sheriff’s deputies.

The man stole a display of lottery tickets at a convenience store last month, and was captured on surveillance cameras two weeks later ripping off an entire display of cookies from a sandwich shop, Deputy Courtney Rodriguez, spokeswoman for the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, said in a news release.

At about 5:45 p.m. the man casually walked into a Subway sandwich shop at 5095 N. La Canada Drive at West River Road, picked up the plastic display case full of cookies off the front counter, and walked out. The haul was worth $500.

Investigators believe it is the same man who stole a display of scratchers tickets at about 11:30 p.m. April 17, from a Circle K at a same intersection, Rodriguez said.

The thief is described as between the ages of 15 and 25. He stands about 5-feet-6-inches tall, weighs between 140 and 150 pounds, and is clean-shaven, with black hair and acne on his face.

He was wearing a white T-shirt and denim shorts when he stole the scratchers tickets. During the cookie heist, he was wearing a red University of Arizona sweatshirt with a large “A” on it, and baggie jeans.

Anyone with information about the suspect should call 911 or 88-CRIME.

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