Lottery Ticket Con Artist Offers Winnings, Burglarizes

A woman in the Bronx brought a man to her home after he offered to split a winning lottery ticket with her

Sunday, Jan 29, 2012  |  Updated 9:09 AM EDT
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Lottery Ticket Con Artist Offers Winnings, Burglarizes

NYPD

Suspect in the Bronx lottery ticket scam

Police in the Bronx are searching for a man they say approached a woman on the street to offer a share of some lottery ticket winnings, then burglarized her home when she brought him to her apartment.

Police said the suspect, who appeared to be about 30 years old, approached a 59-year-old woman in the area of Fox Street and Prospect Avenue at about 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22. The man told the victim he had a winning lottery ticket and asked her if she'd be interested in splitting it with him.

The victim took the suspect to her apartment, where he took an unknown amount of cash and jewelry before fleeing, police said.

The suspect is now wanted for grand larceny.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS or at nypdcrimestoppers.com.

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