Burglars cut hole in store wall, steal money, cigs, lottery tix

Burglars cut a hole in the back wall of a Forsyth County convenience store Sunday and made off with cash, cigarettes, lottery tickets and other items, police said.

Cumming police Sgt. Bryan Zimbardi said the burglary happened during the early morning hours at the Beverage Depot II on Ga. 9 in Cumming.

The thieves crawled through the hole in the wall and took "a large amount of cash, several cartons of cigarettes, jewelry, antique coins and several rolls of Georgia Lottery Scratch-Off Tickets," Zimbardi said.

"Store owners are working with the Georgia Lottery to trace and deactivate the missing tickets," Zimbardi said.

He said this was the third recent incident in the city in which burglars have cut holes through the walls of convenience store/gas stations.