McDowell County Sheriff’s Office investigators need the public’s help in identifying a man who is suspected of stealing lottery tickets.

Sheriff’s investigators hope someone can help identify this man, who was caught on camera stealing lottery tickets from a local store. The suspect entered Shuford’s Convenience Store, on U.S. 70 West in Old Fort, at 3:23 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, and, while the cashier was distracted, grabbed a handful of lottery tickets.

He has a tattoo on the left side of his neck and was reportedly driving the sedan caught in one of the store camera’s photos.

Anyone with information concerning the crime or identity of the suspect is asked to call Detective Burlin Ballew at 652-2237 or McDowell County Crime Stoppers at 65-CRIME (652-7463).

You can also text your tips to Crime Stoppers. Text TIP MCDOWELLSO and your information to 888777. With Crime Stoppers, your identity remains anonymous, and you could receive a cash reward.

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