Suspect Arrested in Lottery Ticket Theft

1:12 PM, Sep 19, 2013   |    comments
Troy Belton (Image: Richland County Detention Center)
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Richland County, SC (WLTX) - Richland County deputies have arrested one suspect and are searching for another in connection with the theft of lottery tickets from a gas station.

Deputies say 19-year-old Troy Belton has been taken into custody and charged with burglary, larceny, and possession of burglary tools.

Back on August 8th, officers say Belton and an unidentified suspect broke into the Blythewood Stop and Shop at 10447 Wilson Boulevard. Once inside, deputies say the suspects took an undetermined number of lottery tickets.

Anyone with information on the second suspect should call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC, or e-mail a tip in to You can also text information in by texting "TIPSC" plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Either way you choose, your identity will remain anonymous, and you could be eligible for a cash reward.


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