ATLANTA — Police in Atlanta are investigating after New England Patriots fans were attacked on Super Bowl Sunday and had their game tickets stolen.
According to police, the incident happened on Pryor Street. The victim told police someone stole his $2,500 Super Bowl ticket from around his neck and tried to run away.
The victim said he chased the man, caught up to him and started fighting with him. During the struggle, the victim’s brother jumped in to help and his ticket was also stolen.
The person who had both tickets -- valued at $5,000 -- ran away toward Central Avenue.
Police said they used surveillance video to confirm the victims' stories. Witnesses also backed up what the men told police.
"Luckily, we did have a camera in that area that pretty much captured most of the incident," said Officer Jarius Daugherty, with the Atlanta Police Department.
If you know anything about the incident or the people in the video, call Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS (8477).
"If anyone recognizes the suspects from the video, please contact our Crime Stoppers line," Daugherty said.
The brothers told Channel 2's Michael Seiden that when they reported the incident to the NFL, an official told them someone used the tickets.
The brothers were given the option to buy two tickets at face value, which they did.
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