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Alberta RCMP looking for ‘habitual’ lottery ticket and vehicle thief’s luck to end

Red Deer RCMP are looking for public assistance to identify a man who police believe is making a habit of stealing lottery tickets from convenience stores then making his escape in a stolen vehicle. Supplied / RCMP

RCMP are looking for the public’s help in tracking down a man they said has made a “habit” of stealing lottery tickets from convenience stores and then getting away in a stolen vehicle.

On the evening of May 19, Mounties were called to the Express 24 convenience store in the Red Deer neighbourhood of Highland Green.

A man had reportedly stolen a tray of lottery tickets before fleeing the scene in a stolen silver Pontiac Grand Am.

Police say the car had been reported taken from Aldersyde the previous day.

Police believe the same man is responsible for a similar theft at the same location. On that occasion, he drove away in a stolen Ford F-350 truck which had been reported missing from Blackfalds. The truck was later recovered in Red Deer.

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The suspect is tall, approximately 40 to 50 years old, and in both instances wore a baseball cap.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Red Deer RCMP.