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Simi police want help in Lotto ticket thefts

The Simi Valley Police Department has released surveillance photos of two suspects involved in the theft and attempted cashing of stolen California Lottery "scratch off" tickets.

December 15, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
The Simi Valley Police Department, and other agencies, are asking the public for help in solving a California Lottery crime spree.Police say over the past six months there have been 10 burglaries.

The thieves are targeting retail outlets and stealing California Lottery "scratch off" tickets.

The culprits have hit a number of locations in L.A. and Ventura counties, including Simi Valley, Newbury Park, San Fernando Valley, Agoura Hills, and Acton.

The face value of the stolen tickets is $10 thousand dollars.

Police have surveillance photos of two suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Simi Valley Police Department Detective Unit at (805) 583-6969, or the California State Lottery Law Enforcement Division at (818) 901-5102.