Thieves Target Lotto Tickets

Two suspects used a van to rip off the doors of a liquor store early Monday morning to steal lottery tickets, Garden Grove police reported.

The suspects used a Chevrolet Astro van and a rope to force open the doors of Hanshaw Liquors at 10971 Westminster Ave. about 4:45 a.m., according to Garden Grove police Lt. Bob Bogue.

The burglars took several thousand California Scratchers tickets in the store, Bogue said.

Some of the winning tickets were claimed at 8 a.m. at convenience stores in Compton and Lynwood, Bogue said.

Anyone with information was asked to call police at (714) 741-5837 or send an email to Orange County Crime Stoppers accepts anonymous tips at (855) TIP-OCCS.

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