LIMA — The Circle K gas station located at 2051 N. West St. had an unsuccessful robbery attempt early Monday.
According to Lt. Andy Green from the Lima Police Department, at about 5 a.m. Monday a man attempted to steal lottery tickets.
The clerk was helping another customer when he heard a commotion. He saw a man reaching his hand around the counter toward the lottery tickets. The man had one $30 lottery ticket in his possession. The clerk proceeded to jump over the counter and a struggle ensued. The clerk was successful in getting the one ticket back. The man fled on foot.
The man was described as a black man wearing a red and black T-shirt with short black hair. A surveillance camera photograph of the man was posted to social media outlets.
Anyone with information on the man in the photo was asked to contact the Lima Police Department at 419-221-5264, Crime Stoppers at 419-229-7867, or on the department’s various social media outlets.
Reach Merri Hanjora at 567-242-0511.