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Police look for two who stole lottery money

COVINGTON — Covington Police are continuing to look for two men who are believed to have broken through the brick wall of a convenience store and stolen money from several lottery machines.

According to the incident report, Covington Police Department officers responded to a burglary alarm at the BP gas station on Turner Lake Road around 1:30 a.m. Thursday when officers discovered a hole approximately 4 feet by 4 feet knocked through the rear brick wall.

CPD Officer Kevin Fuller entered the store and found that the fronts of five Georgia Skill poker game machines had been broken into.

Surveillance video footage shows that two black males walked up to the store from the northeast wood line. One male was wearing a light-colored shirt around his face and was wearing a dark shirt, jeans and had thick dreadlocks, the report states.

The second male also had a light-colored shirt around his face and was wearing a light-colored shirt and jeans.

“One of the males cut a long shrub from beside the rear fence and used it to move the two rear cameras,” Fuller stated in the report.

One of the cameras, though, was still able to capture the actions of the two men.

“Both of the males took turns with a sledge hammer, busting a hole into the back wall while the other would act as a lookout,” Fuller reported.

It took the suspects about 15 minutes before they made entry, where they then broke into the lottery machines and stole money.

The store’s manager told police that money was missing from four of the machines and one of those was also missing the money box. The value of each of the lottery machines is estimated to be about $4,000.

According Lt. Al Miller, an audit is being conducted to determine the exact amount of cash stolen.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Covington Police Department at 770-385-6431 or to make an anonymous tip online at www.covingtonpolice.com.