Investigators are asking for the public’s help identifying a man who stole lottery tickets from a Center Grove area gas station.

About 4 p.m. Wednesday, a man came into the Shell station, located at 1229 N. Bluff Road, walked around for a while and then grabbed the lottery tickets and ran, according to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.

The man took four rolls of lottery tickets and the plastic dispensers they are sold from, according to the sheriff’s office report. The man then ran from the store, which is near County Line Road and State Road 37.

Store surveillance cameras showed the man grabbing the tickets and leaving.

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Investigators are asking anyone with information to call the sheriff’s office tip line at 317-346-4654.

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Annie Goeller is managing editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at or 317-736-2718.