A man reportedly stole over $1,000 in lottery tickets and cigarettes after storming a 7-Eleven store located in Chestnut and Church Avenues in Fresno on Saturday, Nov. 27.

On Nov. 27, just before 5:00 a.m., the unidentified thief reportedly walked into a 7-Eleven store in Fresno while the clerk was in the back of the store. The burglar proceeded to run behind the store counter, grabbed the tickets and cigarette packets, and quickly left the store, KMPH reported.

In a similar but unrelated incident, an unknown amount of cash was stolen after three men walked into a 7-Eleven store in Fresno early Monday morning, Nov. 29, and held the employees at gunpoint, MSN reported.

On early Monday, Nov. 29, at around 3:30 a.m., three men stormed into a 7-Eleven store located at Chestnut and Belmont Avenues. Out of the three men, at least one of the suspects was armed with a handgun. The men held the store employees at gunpoint, demanded money, and subsequently took off with the cash register in their possession.

No one was reportedly injured in the two robberies.

Anyone with information regarding the above burglary incidents is asked to call the Fresno Police Department at (559) 621-7000 or Valley Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-STOP.

In another incident, a man reportedly stole a case of Texas Lottery scratch tickets valued at about $17,000 from a store in the Spring Branch area earlier this year, ABC13 reported.

The theft occurred on July 25 in the 8600 block of Hammerly Boulevard.

The entire incident was caught on CCTV surveillance footage. In the video, the man can be seen stealing a display case containing several rolls of lottery tickets. After taking off with the case, the suspect reportedly drove off in a 90s model silver Ford Mustang.

Anyone with information regarding the suspects is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477 and will be paid up to $5,000 for information leading to the charge and/or arrest of the suspect.

Similarly, a couple in their 50s stole more than 2,000 euros worth of Spanish daily and weekly lottery tickets from a blind lottery vendor in Alicante, Spain in November, Murcia Today reported.

The lottery vendor was reportedly approached by a woman in the city center street. The woman then put a knife to his chest and demanded him to hand over his backpack which contained lottery tickets worth some 2,300 euros (at least US$2,600).

The couple was later arrested by police officers during a late-night patrol. When law enforcement searched them, they found 40 lottery tickets worth 200 euros for draws that had not yet been held in their possession.

Following their arrest, they were placed under the custody of the Alicante Examining Magistrate's Court.

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A man reportedly stole over $1,000 in lottery tickets and cigarettes after storming a 7-Eleven store located in Chestnut and Church Avenues in Fresno. This is a representational image. stock.xchang

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