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DCI seeks assistance with video lottery and ATM burglaries throughout SD

PIERRE -- Burglaries of business establishments with video lottery devices and ATM machines continue to be a concern across the state.

The series of burglaries began in late August with the most recent report coming this week. A total of six known burglaries in six counties have been reported to date.

The crimes are being committed shortly after 2 a.m.

There are some related characteristics, and a commonality is all burglaries have involved entering video lottery devices and ATM machines.

The state Division of Criminal Investigation and local law enforcement officials are asking the public and small business owners to be cognizant of suspicious activity in their communities. Business owners are encouraged to check the security procedures in their establishments.

Officials are encouraging anyone with information to contact SA Mark Black at (605) 216-0937 or their local law enforcement agency immediately.