Published: Aug 19, 2014 11:47 AM EDT

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is searching for the suspect who tried to steal lottery tickets from a Bonita Springs convenience store last night, but ended up leaving empty-handed.

According to detectives, a black male walked into the Circle K, located at 10460 Bonita Beach Road, just after 9:30 p.m. on Monday. He allegedly walked to the office at the back of the store and locked the door behind him. Once inside, he attempted to pry open a locked desk in order to steal a batch of lottery tickets. After unsuccessfully securing the scratch-offs, he then left the store empty-handed.

Anyone with information on the identity of this suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. Tips may also be made online at or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.