Man steals scratch-off tickets from Bronx restaurant: police

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BRONX (PIX11) -- Police are searching for a man who stole scratch-off tickets from a Bronx restaurant.

The suspect forced his way into Pastora Restaurant and Pizzeria at 967 E. 167th Street on Christmas Eve. He continued to pocket several New York State scratch-off tickets -- and at one point, takes a phone call --before fleeing the scene on foot around 4:45 a.m.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (8477).