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WATCH: Buddhist monk fights back after getting robbed buying lottery tickets

Jan 12, 2016, 11:05 am

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Pennsylvania Lottery

Includes video report

Police are searching for a man who was caught on video robbing a Buddhist monk as he bought lottery tickets in a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, convenience store.

Police said the 61-year-old monk was at a Sunoco gas station store on South Broad Street buying lottery tickets from a machine on Jan. 3 when an unidentified black male snatched $350 in cash from the monk's hands and ran out of the door. 

The monk is then seen on video chasing the man into the gas station parking lot, where they engage into a physical struggle. The monk is thrown to the ground, sustaining a cut to the leg, but soon gets up and approaches the robber's vehicle before it drives off. 

Police said they're searching for the newer dark silver For Mustang with a Pennsylvania license plate that reads JHY-3783. 

Anyone with information about the incident or the man shown in the video is asked to contact Det. McIntyre with the South Detective Division at 215-686-3334, or submit a confidential tip by calling 215-686-8477 (TIPS) or texting a tip to PPD TIP or 773847.

VIDEO: Watch the police video

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