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Who Robs A Monk Buying Lottery Tickets?

This is bizarre on many levels of consciousness.

Not the best way to give up your possessions.

A Philadelphia man is accused of robbing a Buddhist monk as he purchased lottery tickets from a gas station.

Security footage shows the 61-year-old victim -- dressed in orange robes -- at a lottery machine on Jan. 3 when he is ambushed by the suspect. Police said that the suspect grabbed about $350 in cash from the monk's hands.

The victim chases the suspect out of the Sunoco station in South Philly and into the parking lot. A struggle between the monk and suspect ensued, leaving the monk with a scratch on his leg.

This monk is certainly not pleased that he just had his wallet stolen.
This monk is certainly not pleased that he just had his wallet stolen.

The suspect escaped in a dark silver Ford Mustang with a PA tag of JHY-3783, according to CBS Philly.

The Philadelphia Daily News confirmed with authorities that the victim is indeed a monk.

Anyone with information pertaining to the incident or suspect is urged to call the Philadelphia Police tip-line at 215-686-8477.

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