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Lottery Officials Seeking Suspects Who Stole Scratchers Vending Machine

The burglary occurred at 3 a.m. on Saturday, Lottery officials said.

FREMONT, Ca:  Lottery officials release surveillance of suspects they say stole a Scratchers vending machine at 40000 block of Mission Boulevard. Photo provided by: California Lottery
FREMONT, Ca: Lottery officials release surveillance of suspects they say stole a Scratchers vending machine at 40000 block of Mission Boulevard. Photo provided by: California Lottery

Information submitted by California Lottery—

Investigators from the California Lottery are asking for the public’s help in locating suspects who broke into a Lucky grocery store in Fremont over the weekend and made off with a Scratchers vending machine.

The thieves broke into the store, which is located on the 40000 block of Mission Boulevard, about 3 a.m. on Saturday. 

Police located the vending machine a few hours later just a couple blocks from the store location. Most of the cash had already been removed from the machine before the theft and Fremont police did recover most of the stolen tickets. 

Still, as a precaution the Lottery has “flagged” all suspected ticket numbers that may have been stolen.

All Lottery tickets are traceable and as soon as the suspects attempt to cash any winning tickets in their possession, Lottery investigators will immediately know their location. The Lottery is working with the Fremont Police Department on this case. 

If you have information that could lead to the arrest of the suspect in the surveillance photo below, Lottery investigators ask that you call them at 1-800-LOTTERY and select option 4 to speak with an investigator.

Jordan "The Captain" Moller March 05, 2014 at 09:00 PM
Likely they just wanted the quick cash from the machine, and couldn't care less about the scratchers. And they got what they came for.

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