Newspaper article China Post

Bag of Scratch Tickets That Cost NT$300,000 Stolen, Recovered in a Day

Newspaper article China Post

Bag of Scratch Tickets That Cost NT$300,000 Stolen, Recovered in a Day

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- A bag of scratch-off lottery tickets amounting to NT$300,000 was returned to a 67-year-old man on Thursday after police captured the thief.

The 67-year-old man, surnamed He, is a long-time scratch-off lottery ticket seller at Taipei's popular Shilin Night Market, having run his booth for over 10 years in order to provide for his sick family members, according to the Central News Agency.

On Wednesday, just when he was wrapping up a day of selling tickets before the holidays in hopes of earning more money for the Lunar New Year, his bag of tickets were stolen around 6:13 p.m.

According to an investigation carried out by police at the Taipei City Police Department Shilin Precinct, he placed his bag filled with 20 booklets of tickets ranging from NT$2,000 to NT$100, his identification and NT$3,000 in cash at a booth just beside his own. …

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