Thefts from Coin Operated Machines

Michigan State Police are asking for the public's help in identifying suspects tied to a number of coin thefts from different businesses.

On May 28th, the MSP Hart Post began investigating the theft of coins from the West Coast Car Wash in Pere Marquette Township... which revealed that two male subjects went to the car wash, after hours, and put a paper bill into the dollar bill changer. They also put another object causing an override in the coin dispenser. The men were able to obtain several hundred dollars of quarters, without damaging the machine. A few days prior, a similar crime occurred in Lowell. On May 29th, a car wash in the city of Grayling, also had quarters from its machine stolen. The Grayling Police Department reported the suspects were able to obtain hundreds of dollars without damaging the machine. The next day, troopers in Grayling responded to a theft at Wal-Mart regarding two male subjects turning in over two-thousand-dollars worth of change. It is believed these crimes are related. The suspects are described as two white males, one slender and one heavy set. They are thought to be 19 to 25 years of age and driving a light colored four door vehicle. If anyone has information on the suspects they are asked to contact Trooper Thomas or Sgt. Johnson at the Hart Post at (231) 873-2171.


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