WATERTOWN, Conn. — A Connecticut veterans organization says it was burglarized twice in two days as thieves made off with a vending machine and raffle money.

Frank Trosky, quartermaster of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5157 in Waterbury, says it’s unclear how much money was taken. He tells the Republican-American that the vending machine, which dispenses pull-tab gaming tickets, was worth $5,000 and can hold up to $1,800. The machine was later found in pieces.

Trosky says the post fixed a broken door after the machine was stolen Oct. 15 but it was smashed in again the next day, when the raffle money was found to be missing.

Trosky says the group already has an alarm system but is considering adding surveillance cameras.

Information from: Republican-American, http://www.rep-am.com

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