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$10K in cash stolen in burglary of Alpharetta gas station, police say

Cash, checkbooks and lottery tickets were missing when police in Alpharetta responded to a burglary call at a local gas station early Sunday morning.

According to a police report, no suspects were on the scene when officers arrived at the Valero Food Mart at 2190 Old Milton Parkway just after 4 a.m. But police noticed yellow paint on the door frame, a sign that a “yellow pry tool” was used to open it, police said.

The report says police contacted the 64-year-old owner of the store, who pointed out that the safe that sat under the counter was missing. The safe contained $10,000 in cash, along with lottery tickets, checkbooks and other items.

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Police said that surveillance footage shows three suspects — wearing sweat suits with hoods, ski masks and gloves — forced their way into the gas station through a side door. Footage from inside the business shows that the suspects went straight for the safe, flipping it over onto the floor and dragging it out to their car.

The suspects loaded the safe into their car and sped off. Police say that the car could possibly be a black Dodge Charger, with the model year ranging from 2006 to 2010.

According to the police report, the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety contacted the Roswell Police Department about the incident, and Roswell police said there was a recently a similar incident in their jurisdiction.

Anyone with information about this crime can contact the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety at 678-297-6300.

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