UPDATE: GGPD releases videos of suspects in theft of Scratchers tickets from liquor store


The Garden Grove PD on Tuesday released five videos of suspects believed to have ripped the doors off a liquor store early Monday to steal several thousand California State Lottery “Scratchers” tickets.

The videos show two suspects cashing in some tickets at separate convenience stores in L.A. County, as well as videos of the suspects’ vehicles.

At 7:32 a.m. May 16, about three hours after Hanshaw Liquors in Garden Grove was burglarized, a male Hispanic is seen arriving in a blue late ’80s/early ’90s Ford F150 pickup truck and walking into a 7-Eleven at 10648 Atlantic Blvd, Lynwood, the GGPD said in a news release Tuesday.

The man is seen bringing in a large stack of stolen scratcher tickets.

The man cashes an unknown amount of “Scratchers” before the cashier denies cashing any more. This suspect is between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall, 150-170 pounds, with dark skin and a mustache, and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a dark-colored baseball hat and dark jeans.

He fits the physical description of the same suspect who pulled out the rack of Scratchers tickets from Hanshaw Liquors, the news release said.

A few minutes later, at 7:46 a.m., a second Hispanic suspect is seen on video arriving in a silver newer Nissan Altima and walking into Hans Market at 10400 California Ave., South Gate, with stolen Scratcher tickets.

The suspect cashes an unknown amount of Scratcher tickets and walks out. This second suspect is described as a male Hispanic in his late 20s, wearing a bright blue T-shirt with blue jeans, short dark hair, a moustache and goatee.

The GGPD is looking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects seen in the videos.

Anyone with information is urged to call the GGPD at 714-741-5837.

To read Monday’s story, click here.