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Raleigh police searching for man who drove into store, stole lottery tickets

Posted August 10, 2015

Police said the man drove a dark-colored SUV through the glass front of a Han-Dee Hugo’s store at 10550 Durant Road just before 4 a.m. on July 21.
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— Raleigh police are searching for a man who crashed his car through a convenience store and stole lottery tickets.

Police said the man drove a dark-colored SUV through the glass front of a Han-Dee Hugo’s store at 10550 Durant Road just before 4 a.m. on July 21. He then backed the vehicle out of the store and walked in.

He stole three display stacks of North Carolina Education Lottery tickets before leaving, then tried to redeem the winning tickets at other locations a short time later.

On July 23, a Raleigh police officer saw a Jeep Grand Cherokee in a parking lot on Falls of Neuse Road with lottery tickets inside. Investigators determined that the vehicle was associated with the burglary and was stolen prior to the break-in.

Anybody with information regarding this incident is asked to call Raleigh Crime Stoppers at (919) 834-4357.

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  • Ed McKim Aug 10, 2015
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    tried to redeem or did redeem?

  • Tyler Johnson Aug 10, 2015
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    Breaking and entering is a less charge than robbery OR attempted murder if a weapon is used. Path of least resistance is in play here.

  • Jim Hugs Aug 10, 2015
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    Why did he have to drive his car into the store? He could have just walked in and robbed the store...

  • Cjsk St Aug 10, 2015
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    The loser will be on tv soon shortly before his first court appearance. Stupid...

  • Howard Sr. Aug 10, 2015
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    With today's technology, one would think any business would have cameras that take better pictures than the ones shown.

  • Dean Logan Aug 10, 2015
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    I'm sure that the NC Lottery has each ticket roll labeled and when the cashier scans it, they know which ones have been bought and which ones are left in that particular store. Then it would just be a matter of them making the rest of the roll invalid, preventing the thief from collecting any possible prize.

    Right?
    They did do that, right?

  • Betsy Smith Aug 10, 2015
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    Another person stealing instead of working yet no comments about his community.