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.