12/22/2011 08:19 EST | Updated 02/21/2012 05:12 EST

Luck ran out for alleged lotto ticket thief

A St. John's man is accused of trying to cash in stolen lottery tickets.

Police say the 25-year-old tried to redeem the winning tickets at the lottery booth in the Village Mall on Wednesday.

Staff, however, were able to determine that the tickets had been stolen from the lotto kiosk at the Avalon Mall days earlier.

The police were called and the man was arrested.

They say the man was also carrying a concealed weapon, but did not say what kind of weapon it was.

The suspect was held in custody overnight for a court appearance on Thursday.