Lottery tickets focus of thefts

Anyone with information on these crimes is asked to call the RCMP at 250-545-7171 or Crime Stoppers.

Thieves have an interest in lottery tickets.

Vernon RCMP are currently investigating a series of lottery ticket thefts from local businesses.

“A man and a woman enter the business and one creates a distraction by asking directions using a map or by spilling a cup of coffee,” said Corp. Fritz Schmid.

“While the employee of the business is distracted, the second individual steals lottery tickets from the countertop display.”

Anyone with information on these crimes is asked to call the RCMP at 250-545-7171 or Crime Stoppers.