A scratch card was stolen from a senior woman.
Border police at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport has stopped a male suspected of running away Naples on a scooter with a winning EUR500,000 ($ 580,000) scratchcard he stole from an elderly woman from boarding a flight out of that country.
” He was not in possession of winning ticket on his person when captured.”
Authorities found the suspect in the belongings of an airline company ticket to Fuerteventura in Spain. He did not possess the winning ticket on his individual when captured.
Italy’s Agenzia Dogane e Monopoli (ADM) reported news of the occurrence on Facebook on September 6.
According to the Associated Press, an older lady came into a tobacco store in the Stella quarter of Naples on September 3 to validate her winning scratchcard. The as-yet-unidentified male, the tobacco shop owner, presumably captured her ticket and left the scene on his motor scooter.
After the victim notified the community Carabinieri, the military police firm sent a territory-wide alert for the suspect, who wanted to investigate suspected theft.
Perpetrator free, but tickets are blocked.
LaPresse reports that while border police avoided the suspect from boarding the flight to Spain, he is “now totally free on his recognizance.”
The ADM, Italy’s Import tax, Customs, and Monopolies Company, in association with the Numerici and Lotterie Games Office, have, however, put steps in place to guarantee nobody cashes the ticket. Authorities have frozen the set of the entire batch of card numbers distributed to the Naples tobacco store, including the winning ticket.
Investigators are still looking for the missing $580k game card.
Likewise, however United States soil on Friday was another case in which greedy individuals targeted a gambler. The New York City Daily News took to ‘Twitter’ on September 5 to share video footage of the incident, in which a hooded shooter shot a male coming out of an illegal gambling den in Upper Manhattan with a “heap of money in his hand.”
Two males equipped with guns leaped out of a black SUV and chased the victim. One suspect fired numerous rounds at the victim, a police source stated. Bullets hit the man in the shoulder and thigh, but he got away with his life and is steady.
Friday’s shooting in New York City continues the trending US-wide criminal offense of casino-vicinity violence. Late sometime last month, it was Pennsylvania’s turn, where a male got shot in the parking lot of Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh.
The one suspect who did not fire his weapon supposedly reconsidered using the gun and ran back to the SUV. The actual shooter, on the other hand, ran. Police have not yet caught either of the two male suspects and are asking the general public’s assistance.