Heads up poker machine owners. There's been another theft of money from the machines, this time at Roper's Regal Beagle in Godfrey. In March, thieves got away with about $5,000 from machines at Lake Westside Tavern in Jerseyville in a similar heist. It is unknown how much money was taken in this week's theft.
The crime was discovered Wednesday morning. As was the case in Jerseyville, the crooks appear to have gone straight for the machines, cutting the transmitting line to the state, and removing the money.