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Thief steals large amount of "scratch-off" tickets in Mount Hope

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A thief steals a large amount of "scratch-off" lottery tickets during a break-in at a Mount Hope store. A thief steals a large amount of "scratch-off" lottery tickets during a break-in at a Mount Hope store.

MOUNT HOPE (WVVA) Deputies in Fayette County are investigating a break-in at a local convenience store where a "large number of WV Lottery 'scratch-off' tickets" were stolen.

The crime took place around 4:00 a.m. Monday at Dan's Kwik Stop on the Mount Hop Bypass. 

Deputies say someone broke the glass door in the front of the business to gain entry.The thief stole $200 in cash from the register then smashed the glass service counter and took the lottery tickets. The suspect was wearing dark clothing and "masked his facial features with a white bandanna."

"We encourage WV Lottery retailers in the local area to be alert for anyone attempting to cash in multiple winning WV Lottery "scratch-off tickets," says Sheriff Steve Kessler.

Damage to the store is estimated to be around $1600. If you have any information on the break-in, call the Fayette County 911 Center at 304-574-3590 or CrimeStoppers at 304-255-7867.

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