Temple: Burglar steals cash, lottery tickets from liquor store

(Photo by Sam DeLeon)
(Photo by Sam DeLeon)(KWTX)
Published: Feb. 27, 2017 at 5:40 PM CST
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A burglar who removed metal siding in order to break into a Temple liquor store escaped with more than $800 in cash and an unknown number of scratch-off lottery tickets.

The break-in was reported Friday at The Point Liquor Store at 8800 Airport Rd.

The owner reported she closed the store at 9 p.m. Thursday and then received a call from the alarm company at around 4 a.m.

She used her phone to check security cameras and didn’t see anyone in the store, so she said she advised the alarm company not to send police.

She received a second call from the alarm company at 4:15 a.m., again checked the cameras, and again advised the company not to send police.

But when she arrived for work Friday, she discovered the break-in.

At around noon Friday, a Belton police officer stopped a vehicle and found lottery tickets linked to the break-in.

It’s not clear whether any arrests have been made.