Monday thefts could be related


Casino hit by burglar in Volga, pick-up stolen in Brookings

VOLGA – Two crimes committed Monday – a casino burglary and a stolen pick-up – might be related, according to the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office.

At 4:40 a.m. Monday, a report came in that someone broke into the lottery machines at the Holiday Gas Stop & Casino in Volga and stole an undisclosed amount of cash, Assistant Sheriff Scott Sebring said.

“The suspect is a white male of unknown age or height and was wearing a hooded jacket, baseball cap and blue jeans,” he said.

“The suspect gained entry through the casino door by throwing a concrete cinder block through it. The suspect pried open the lottery machines with a crow bar or similar tool. The burglary took place around 2:25 a.m., which was shown on lottery machine receipts and video surveillance,” Sebring said.

The Brookings Police Department also took a report of a burglary at Farmers Implement & Irrigation on the Highway 14 bypass, where a pickup was stolen around the same time period.

“We believe the two incidents may be connected,” Sebring said.

Anyone with any information about this case can contact the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office at 605-696-8300 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously by visiting www.brookingsareacrimestoppers.com or by calling 605-692-STOP (7867).


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