$18K stolen from gas station

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CUMMING, Ga. — Someone ransacked a gas station, damaged electronic poker machines and pried open an ATM, according to a Cumming Police incident report.

At about 6 a.m. July 1, two employees of Al’s Quick Stop, 1080 Dahlonega St., told police the store was a mess when they arrived at work.

Police investigators found the ATM machine pried open and parts of the machine scattered on the floor.

The intruders apparently knew what they were doing.

Police saw a hole in the wall likely made by a sledgehammer and the back door of the store open. They also found the cameras tilted up, the power box cover on the ground and the security system’s battery removed.

The burglars trashed the office and threw papers on the floor.

When the owner arrived, he said the ATM had about $3,000 to $5,000 inside, and the two damaged poker machines each had about $500 in them.

The burglars caused about $1,000 in damage to those machines and stole the safe, which had another $12,000 inside.

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