The NYPD’s now asking for the public’s help in finding a burglar who busted through the front door of Nature’s Chemist, 23-92 21st Street in Astoria, at about 12:15 a.m. on Friday, January 7, and stole a passel of lottery tickets. The guy was captured on video at another store turning in some of those tickets. Cameras show a guy wearing a red sweatshirt with the New York Giants’ logo on its chest, black skull hat, and black gloves. It’s not known whether he had any winning tickets.
Tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or submit tips at nypdcrimestoppers.com or text info to 274637 (CRIMES), entering TIP577.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 20, 2011