- An suspect stole 12,000 in scratch-off lottery tickets from a convenience store in Stafford, Virginia early Saturday morning.
- The suspect, who also stole 170 cartons of cigarettes, has yet to be identified.
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A masked suspect broke into a convenience store and stole 12,000 scratch-off lottery tickets, according to the Stafford County Sheriff, along with 170 cartons of cigarettes early Saturday morning. The suspect remains at large.
A Stafford County, Virginia sheriff’s deputy responded to the Fas-Mart located at 634 Garrisonville Road, after an alarm was triggered on the premises at 4:35 a.m., according to a press release from the department.
When the deputy arrived on the scene, she noticed a window had been broken and called for back up.
By the time cops searched the store, the thief had fled, taking 12,000 lottery tickets and 170 cartons of cigarettes, mostly Newport brand.
However, surveillance video did capture the masked suspect in the midst of the theft.
The lottery tickets are valued at between $10 to $30 each so amount to a loss between $120,000 to $360,000. However, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, lottery officials have the ability to cancel stolen tickets, so they likely won’t be worth anything.
Anyone with information on the thief is being asked to call the sheriff’s office at 540-658-4400.
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