SUSPECT PIC: Man beaten with screwdriver, robbed of lottery tickets

SUSPECT PIC: Man beaten with screwdriver, robbed of lottery tickets
Surveillance (Source: Cleveland Police)
Surveillance (Source: Cleveland Police)

Cleveland police are looking for the suspect who beat a man for his lottery tickets on the city's east side.

Police tell 19 Action News a man was robbed after buying tickets from Chili's Beverage on East 112th and Forest Avenue Monday morning.

As the victim was walking home, he was attacked from behind. The suspect knocked the victim to the ground and repeatedly struck him with a screwdriver. The suspect then stole the lottery tickets and cash from the victim before fleeing.

After further investigation by Fourth District Detectives, it was discovered that the suspect was in the store when the victim purchased the lottery tickets. After the violent robbery, the suspect returned to Chili's Beverage and got a refund for the tickets.

While getting a refund for the tickets, the suspect was caught on a store surveillance camera.

The suspect is described as a black man, 35 to 40 years of age, mustache, 5' 8", 160lbs. and wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information as to the identification or whereabouts of the suspect or suspect vehicle is asked to contact the Fourth District Detective Bureau at 216-623-5418. Anonymous information can be given to Crime Stoppers by calling 216-252-7463 or Text messaging: Text TIP657 plus your message to Crimes (274637).

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