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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And the crime keeps rising in Stafford county thanks for the POS board of supers who think you cannot have too many subdivision. Greed and power leads to crime and corruption. Stafford county is not a place I want to retire at and I will leave as soon as I can. What a $ hit hole!

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