A man was taken into custody on tuesday, in connection with multiple thefts of lottery tickets around monterey county. robberies were reported in salinas, monterey, and seaside. The thief had been asking for tickets, then grabbing them and running away when the clerk put the tickets on the counter. After an investigation, 26-year-old Anthony plese was arrested without incident at his salinas house. He is facing 4-counts of burglary.