An ax-wielding man in Georgia was caught on camera last month smashing a gaming machine at a convenience store and stealing thousands of dollars in cash, according to a local report.
The incident happened around noon on Nov. 22 at a Chevron Food Mart in Austell, FOX5 Atlanta reported.
The store shared surveillance video with the station that shows a man walk into the store with an ax, walk up to the gaming machines and break them open.
He whacked the machines at least 21 times while yelling, “You don’t pay the cash amount!” the station reported.
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The machines are owned and operated by the Georgia Lottery, and it is illegal to pay out cash, the store’s manager, Mirza Baeg, told the station.
The suspect allegedly stole $2,800 in cash and destroyed the machine, which is worth about $5,000, the report said.
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Baeg told the station that his store was hit with a similar crime about a week earlier when two men broke open two of the machines.
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“Nobody is coming to my business now, it’s very hard,” he said.