Coquitlam Mounties are looking for more than luck to catch a serial thief stealing lottery tickets.
Police believe one suspect is responsible for robbing as many as eight convenience stores in Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam of their scratch-and-win tickets.
The robberies have taken place in a two-week span between Nov. 29 and Dec. 13.
The robber has used either a gun or knife to pull off the robberies.
RCMP Cpl. Jamie Chung said the crime is unusual, given the thief is only after lotto tickets.
"A lottery ticket?" he questioned. "Even if you buy a whole bunch of them there's no guarantee you're going to win anything."
However, Chung noted police want to catch the suspect before someone gets hurt.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian man between the ages of 25 and 35, standing between five feet eight-inches and six-feet tall.
He has a slim to medium build, and is possibly wearing a shoulder length blond wig.
The suspect has been spotted wearing various baseball caps, a dark hoodie or checkered ski jacket, gloves and dark pants.
Investigators also believe the suspect may be associated with a dark coloured vehicle, and he may be linked to other similar incidents in Maple Ridge.
Anyone with information related to the incidents or other similar robberies is asked to Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550 and quote file 2012-33501.
Earlier this year, Austin Heights businesses were on edge following a string of robberies in the area.
Eventually, Ryan Sheldon McClinton, 28, was charged with 22 offences related to the robberies.