CCSO seeking break-in suspects

Published 9:54 am Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the suspects responsible for breaking into two stores and stealing lottery tickets.

Sheriff Thomas Jones said one of the break-ins took place around 3:30 a.m. Nov. 18 when at least one suspect broke through the front door of the Old 26 Store in the Randolph area. Jones said they stole lottery tickets being sold there.

The second break-in occurred Dec. 11 at Red Bird on U.S. 15 in Keysville.

“The same thing — they broke through the front door and stole lottery tickets,” Jones said.

He also said the break-ins may be connected to others in Southside Virginia.

“I went to a meeting in Pittsylvania County with nine other sheriffs who all have seen the same thing,” he said.

Jones said the male suspects are hard to describe because they were covering themselves with scarves, hoodies and glasses.

“They’ve been cashing the lottery tickets at different locations and are covering themselves up there, too,” Jones said.

According to the sheriff’s office Facebook page, a $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects. Those with information about the case can call the sheriff’s office to speak with an investigator at (434) 542-5141.