Winning Lottery Ticket Unlucky For Thieves

Winning Lottery Ticket Unlucky For Thieves

Most convenience store customers would think the day they picked up a winning lottery ticket was their lucky day. But it did not work out that way for two men accused of pulling off four early morning armed robberies in Fairfield. A stolen $2 scratch-off lottery ticket quickly led instead to their arrests.

Dawaun Gillum and Robert Dorton, both 20, appeared briefly in Solano County Court on May 30; both pleaded not guilty to four armed robbery charges.

Video cameras at each of four plundered 7-Eleven stores captured footage of one robber walking up to the counter and pulling a gun on cashiers while the other stood lookout. During the first robbery, at about 5 am on May 18, Gillum and Dorton snatched $50 cash and a few bottles of “5 Hour Energy Drink.” They pulled off three more robberies before 6 am that morning. The haul from the third robbery included ten scratch-off lottery tickets.

At the fifth convenience store on their busy itinerary that morning, either Gillum or Dorton brought in a winning lottery ticket. Sadly for them, government computers had already registered the ticket as stolen and un-redeemable. Lottery officials informed Fairfield police, and they watched footage from the store’s surveillance cameras and caught sight of a Nissan Altima registered to Dorton’s family.

While searching Dorton’s home, police turned up seven more lottery tickets, bottles of “5 hour energy drink,” and guns. Also discovered were clothes and shoes that matched images in the video footage. Dorton and Gillum are scheduled for a July 8 probable cause hearing.

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Winning Lottery Ticket Unlucky For Thieves was last modified: January 14th, 2019 by admin
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