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Do you know who stole $1,000 worth of lottery tickets last night? (3 photos)

The incidents occurred at at least six different Orillia businesses between 6 and 11 p.m. on March 13

The Orillia detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police are seeking public assistance to identify a male suspect responsible for numerous lottery ticket thefts from businesses throughout Orillia.

On Wednesday, March 13, 2019 between the hours of 6 and 11 p.m., the male suspect attended at least six Orillia businesses and made away with almost $1,000 worth of lottery tickets and cigarettes. 

In each case, the male approached the cashier in a casual manner asking for lottery scratch tickets, which were produced by the unsuspecting employees. The suspect would then select several tickets before running from the scene without paying.

If anyone has knowledge of these incidents or knows who may be responsible, please contact the Orillia OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or 705-326-3536.

Members of the Orillia Detachment of the OPP are committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities.

Officers value your contribution to building safe communities. If you have information about suspected unlawful activity, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or visit Crime Stoppers here or call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). 

Suspected frauds should be reported to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre here.