UPDATE: Lynchburg man accused of damaging, taking money from gaming machines taken into custody

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(Photo: Courtesy Lynchburg Police Department)

(Photo: Courtesy Lynchburg Police Department)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — A Lynchburg man was taken into custody in Roanoke Tuesday night after being accused of damaging and taking money from gaming machines at two Lynchburg convenience stores this week.

According to the Lynchburg Police Department, the first incident took place at the Marathon Quick-E Mart at 2209 Wards Road on Sunday, Nov. 29. Police responded at 10:03 p.m. for a report of a man who damaged a gaming machine and left with cash.

The department says another incident involving a man damaging a gaming machine and taking some money took place shortly before 11:45 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 30, at the Marathon Quick-E Mart at 6015 Fort Avenue.

Both crimes are reportedly similar to incidents from Campbell County and Amherst County.

Police announced that 42-year-old Mark Wilson was taken into custody by members of the Roanoke Police Department on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Wilson now faces charges of destruction of property and third offense petit larceny, according to authorities.

According to the Roanoke City Jail, Wilson is being held without bond at this time.

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