12,000 lottery tickets stolen in Stafford break-in

A burglar reportedly stole 12,000 lottery tickets and 170 cartons of cigarettes in a break-in early Saturday morning, according to the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to the Fas-Mart at 624 Garrisonville Road around 4:35 a.m. following an alarm activation, SCSO spokesperson Amanda Vicinanzo said.

A store window had been shattered and the business owner discovered the large batch of scratch-off tickets had been taken, with an estimated loss of between $120,000 to $360,000, Vicinanzo said.

The suspect wasn’t located during a canvas of the area.

The incident remains under investigation, and anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 540-658-4400. 

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