BROOKINGS – A burglar picked up some extra cash over the Labor Day weekend when he hit both the casino and the service station register at RJ’s Fuel Stop west of Brookings on U.S. Highway 14.
According to Assistant Sheriff Scott Sebring, the thief entered the gas-stop building through a window in the video lottery room. There, using some kind of pry tool, he forced open several lottery machines and took the cash inside.
Then he hit the Gas Stop’s service counter, taking cash from the register as well as a money bag with cash inside.
Sebring said the burglary is believed to have occurred around 10:30 p.m. Friday (Aug. 30). The break-in was reported Saturday morning.
RJ’s Fuel Stop is located at 1808 U.S. Highway 14.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office at 6976-8300, or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously by visiting www.brookingsareacrimestoppers.com online or by calling 692-STOP (7867).