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Police looking for alleged lotto ticket thief

Police are asking for help identifying this man who allegedly cashed in stolen scratch-off lottery tickets at a local gas station.

Police are asking for help identifying this man who allegedly cashed in stolen scratch-off lottery tickets at a local gas station.

BUFORD -- Police are asking the public for assistance in identifying a man who allegedly cashed in stolen scratch-off lottery tickets at a local gas station.

According to Cpl. Jake Smith with Gwinnett County Police, The Country Store located at 298 W. Main Street, Buford, was burglarized about two weeks ago. A suspect forced entry through the front door, stole $1,500 worth of cigarettes and several scratch-off lottery tickets.

The business owner contacted Georgia Lottery officials to notify them of the theft. The Georgia Lottery officials tracked the stolen tickets to a Chevron station in Gwinnett County.

An officer responded to the gas station and got a copy of security footage that featured a person turning in the tickets in question.

The suspect is a white male, about 5 foot, 10 inches and 180 pounds. The suspect is believed to be the driver of a red pickup truck.

Anyone with information on the person in the photos should call the Gwinnett County Police Department Burglary Unit detectives at 770-513-5300.