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Ax-wielding Georgian smashes lottery machine, steals cash from convenience store

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An ax-wielding man in Georgia was filmed last month smashing a slot machine at a convenience store and stealing thousands of dollars in cash, according to a local report.

The incident happened around noon Nov. 22 at a Chevron Food Mart in Austell, FOX5 Atlanta reported.

The store shared surveillance video with the station that shows a man entering the store with an axe, approaching slot machines and opening them.

He hit the machines at least 21 times while shouting: “You don’t pay the amount in cash!” reports the station.

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The suspect was seen on surveillance video inside the Chevron Food Mart in Austell, Georgia.
(FOX5 Atlanta WAGA)

The machines are owned and operated by the Georgia Lottery, and it is illegal to pay in cash, store manager Mirza Baeg told the station.

The suspect was seen playing on the machine before the attack.

The suspect was seen playing on the machine before the attack.
(FOX5 Atlanta WAGA)

The suspect allegedly stole $2,800 in cash and destroyed the machine, which is worth around $5,000, according to the report.

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Baeg told the station his store had been the victim of a similar crime about a week earlier when two men smashed two of the machines.

The suspect is wanted after he allegedly stole $2,800 and destroyed the $5,000 machine, the station reported.

The suspect is wanted after he allegedly stole $2,800 and destroyed the $5,000 machine, the station reported.
(FOX5 Atlanta WAGA)

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“No one comes into my business now, it’s very hard,” he said.

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