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Burglars Take Cash From Lottery Machine

Iowa LotteryIowa Lottery: Burglars Take Cash From Lottery Machine

25 Burglaries Of TouchPlay Devices Happen In Six Months

On Wednesday morning, burglars stole cash from a TouchPlay machine.

The clerk at an east side Kum And Go at 2919 E. 14th St. said the theft happened around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The lottery machines are in a separate room called the Gaming Center at the store.

The clerk told police that two men a one woman walked into the gas station together. The guys went into the room were the TouchPlay machines are located.

"He believes that a female that came in with two other males distracted him ... kept him preoccupied buying lottery tickets while the two males went into a separate game room where games are and forced their way into one of the machines," said Sgt. Todd Dykstra, spokesman for the Des Moines Police Department.

They got away with about $2,500.

Des Moines police are investigating video from the surveillance cameras inside the gaming center.

There have been 25 burglaries of TouchPlay machines in Des Moines in the past six months.

Debate On Lottery Machine Ban Starts In Senate

The battle to ban TouchPlay lottery machines is being fought Wednesday afternoon in the Iowa Senate.

A committee is debating whether to ban the machines from all 5,000 stores where they are currently being used.

A House committee Tuesday passed a bill that would order TouchPlay machines to be pulled out within 30 days. That bill must now be debated on the House floor.

A task force looking into TouchPlay machines is expected to release its recommendations next week.

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Sparta, NJ
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Posted: March 2, 2006, 8:42 am - IP Logged

Ahhhh, thiefs stealing from the lottery.  Isn't that Karma?  One of those, turn about, is fair play situations!  I just wonder what it was that made that woman so distracting to the clerk.  Me?  I would never be distracted by a woman!

Cheers

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    Posted: March 2, 2006, 9:49 am - IP Logged

    Good thing the thieves didn't take ANNUITY from the machines. Have you ever heard of an annuity register?

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      Sparta, NJ
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      Posted: March 2, 2006, 10:52 am - IP Logged

      Good thing the thieves didn't take ANNUITY from the machines. Have you ever heard of an annuity register?

      Actually, the guy in the store that takes most of my bets has one.  He keeps telling me to keep feeding it and some year it will pay me back.

      Cheers

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      I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice

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        Posted: March 3, 2006, 2:42 am - IP Logged

        Put those sweater puppets in my face and I won't know what is happening. Quit pointing that sweater at me so I can do my job. Smiley Gone Wild 





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          Morrison, IL
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          Posted: March 7, 2006, 9:58 pm - IP Logged

          Good thing the thieves didn't take ANNUITY from the machines. Have you ever heard of an annuity register?

          lol

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            Posted: March 7, 2006, 10:16 pm - IP Logged
             

            Must have been disgruntled lottery players........They wanted all their lost money back LOL!