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Lottery ticket thief caught on tape

Durham police have released images of a suspect wanted for breaking into an Oshawa convenience store and stealing lottery tickets.

At approximately 4:40 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, surveillance video at a convenience store at Ritson Road South and Dean Avenue captured a male breaking through a glass door with a golf club and climbing inside. Once inside, the suspect is seen jumping over the counter and stealing a number of lottery tickets before jumping back over and falling. The suspect is then seen collecting the stolen items off the floor before fleeing the scene.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s and wearing a blue winter jacket, dark pants, tan running shoes and a white toque. He is seen in the video carrying a dark-coloured Adidas bag.

A video of the break-in is also posted on Durham police’s YouTube page.

Anyone with information on this investigation is asked to call Det. Sitaram at 1-888-579-1520, ext. 2741.