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Thief steals lottery tickets
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A thief broke into a Turlock liquor store Friday night and made off with a lottery ticket dispenser full of Scratchers.

The burglary was reported around 3:30 a.m. Friday at the Pop N’ Cork store at 3801 Crowell Avenue.

Video surveillance showed the suspect smashing open the door and grabbing the ticket dispenser.

The thief was wearing a dark hoodie, a white face mask and gloves.

The thief was seen leaving the area in a champagne colored Mercedes SL convertible with a black convertible top.

Retailers are required to keep an inventory of lottery tickets and report any lost or stolen tickets to the California Lottery’s Security/ Law Enforcement Division. The stolen tickets would be flagged and would not be validated for any payment.