- Associated Press - Monday, January 11, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Authorities say a Buddhist monk chased and grabbed a man who had stolen his wallet at a South Philadelphia gas station.

The Philadelphia Daily News (https://bit.ly/1ZXbiTA ) reports that the 61-year-old victim, dressed in an orange robe, was accosted while he was at a lottery machine at the gas station on Jan. 3. A police spokeswoman confirmed that he is a Buddhist monk.

Surveillance video posted by police shows another man grabbing the monk’s wallet and running out of the store, and the victim struggling with him outside before being pushed to the ground.

The robber escaped with the victim’s wallet, which police said contained $350. Authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

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Information from: The Philadelphia Daily News, https://www.philly.com

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