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Gambler robs Penn Station newsstand after buying $200 in losing lottery tickets - Metro US

Gambler robs Penn Station newsstand after buying $200 in losing lottery tickets

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14: Travellers pass through the Amtrak terminal of New York Penn Station on May 14, 2015 in New York City. An Amtrak crash on Tuesday evening outside Philadelphia killed at least eight people and injured over 200 more. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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All he wanted was a little scratch, but when a man dropped $200 on losing lottery tickets from a newsstand inside Penn Station, he retaliated by robbing the register, the New York Post reported.

A regular customer of CJ News Inc. inside Penn Station reportedly stole $1,500 from the register after pushing owner Francis Macwan.

The suspect bought the losing tickets around 10:30 a.m. Friday morning and spent about 25 minutes scratching the tickets, Macwan said. “He won a few dollars here and there … then he lost everything and got frustrated,” he added.

The man asked Macwan to check one of the tickets, and “then he just pushed me, and I fell down,” Macwan said. “I fell on my chest on the floor. He took the money from the register, about $1,500.”

The suspect then fled, though he was captured on surveillance video. He was last seen wearing a dark green jacket and beanie.

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