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Man accused of cashing stolen lottery tickets

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BALTIMORE, Md. — A Baltimore man's alleged attempts to cash lottery tickets stolen in a September armed robbery at a Hampstead gas station may have won him nothing but a trip to jail.

Mark Arthur Perry, 44, of the 1300 block of Ensor Street in Baltimore, is charged with armed robbery, robbery, theft of more than $500, first-degree assault and use of a handgun in a violent crime.

He was held without bail at a bail review hearing Friday, according to court records.

Perry and two other men allegedly robbed a Texaco gas station in the 200 block of Md. 30 Sept. 9, taking money, cigarettes and several rolls of scratch-off lottery tickets.

One of the men showed the clerk a gun and ordered him to open the cash register, according to court documents.

Officials for the Maryland State Lottery Commission flagged the stolen tickets in their system so they would be notified if the tickets were cashed.

The suspects reportedly tried to cash several of the stolen tickets at several locations throughout Baltimore the morning after the robbery.

According to court documents, Perry went to the lottery commission's office to try and cash tickets stolen in the robbery, providing a Maryland driver's license and Social Security card with his name and date of birth.

Video surveillance from two other Baltimore businesses showed Perry trying to cash stolen tickets, according to court documents. State police investigators were reportedly able to identify Perry using the photograph from the driver's license he used while trying to cash tickets at the lottery commission.

Carroll County Times

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Dallas, TX
United States
Member #60284
April 12, 2008
3856 Posts
Posted: February 26, 2009, 8:18 am - IP Logged

Old school thief vs new age technology.

    DC81's avatar - batman39
    United States
    Member #54830
    August 31, 2007
    985 Posts
    Posted: February 26, 2009, 9:31 am - IP Logged

    I wouldn't even call it new age technology at this point, just another dumb criminal.

    You can't predict random.

      GamerMom's avatar - tails

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      April 21, 2008
      460 Posts
      Posted: February 26, 2009, 10:42 am - IP Logged

      Guess he missed the news the night the story broke about the other guy that tried to do that.

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        February 18, 2008
        710 Posts
        Posted: February 26, 2009, 10:55 am - IP Logged

        Stupid is as stupid does!


        I love stupid criminal storys.

          fja's avatar - gnome1

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          January 19, 2002
          11932 Posts
          Posted: February 26, 2009, 2:15 pm - IP Logged

          Mark;  "geez these tickets I stole are getting denied when I try to cash them at the local 

                      stores.   I know,  I'll take them to the lottery commision with my out of town I.D. and

                     say, ""I just got into town to cash these."".....they'll never know where they came



          "Everybody has to believe in something...I believe I'll have another beer!"   = W.C.Fields                      

            ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
            United States
            Member #56506
            November 21, 2007
            6537 Posts
            Posted: February 26, 2009, 2:51 pm - IP Logged

            I wouldn't even call it new age technology at this point, just another dumb criminal.

            I agree.

            "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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              United States
              United States
              Member #68252
              December 16, 2008
              168 Posts
              Posted: February 26, 2009, 8:37 pm - IP Logged


              Good job Todd

              PartyI am looking forward to MM on Friday. Good luck everybody.

                dingo's avatar - lottery of-birth.jpg
                San Jose, California
                United States
                Member #42003
                June 26, 2006
                206 Posts
                Posted: February 27, 2009, 12:39 am - IP Logged

                No Brain!


                That man should rob some booze!


                  thor's avatar - thor
                  Deep in the Woods of Texas
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                  December 22, 2008
                  328 Posts
                  Posted: February 27, 2009, 10:24 am - IP Logged

                  which way did he go?, duh!







                  "Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it"

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