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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It all began with a red Monte Carlo crashing into a Newburg Road convenience store. Louisville Metro Police are looking for two women they say were involved in the theft of lottery tickets from the Next Door Convenience Store at 3303 Newburg Road just south of the Watterson Expressway.
It happened on Tuesday, April 16. That's when surveillance footage shows the car backing into the glass doors, smashing glass and bending the frames. A second strike finished the job, leaving the doors askew, causing about $4,000 in damage, and allowing a woman to squeeze through the entrance.
Surveillance video shows the woman then grabbing the lottery ticket dispenser containing 1,500 lottery tickets and leaving with it.
Police are looking for a black female, between 20 to 25 years old, driving what appeared to be a late model Monte Carlo.
Police say a second woman from the car was also in the store, but only for a short time. She's described as a heavy-set black female, age unknown.
The store was closed at the time, but police say the crash set off an alarm.
A couple of hours later, police say, the suspect showed up at the Top Notch Grocery, located at 3300 Algonquin Parkway just west of Cane Run Road, and to cash several hundred lottery tickets, worth an about $200.
Not every stolen ticket was cashed, and police say the remaining tickets have been "flagged," so any attempt to cash them would result in police being notified.
Charges against the suspects could include burglary and unlawful access to a computer.
Anyone with information is asked to call the LMPD crime tipline at 574-LMPD (574-5673).