Michigan State Police: Hundreds of Dollars in Coins Stolen

Posted at 8:27 PM, Jun 04, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-04 20:27:59-04

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MICHIGAN (June 4, 2014) — Michigan State Police troopers are seeking two suspects in at least three coin machine thefts around the state, including in West Michigan.

Troopers said in a release that on May 28 two male suspects robbed a coin machine at a car wash in Pere Marquette Township in Mason County.  The men stole several hundred dollars in quarters by using a device to cause an override in the machine.

A similar incident happened at a Lowell business days earlier, and several hundred dollars worth of quarters were also stolen.

On May 29, another car wash, this one in Grayling, had hundreds of dollars in coins stolen in a similar manner.  Then, the next day, police say two men went to a Walmart store in Gaylord and turned in over $2,000 worth of change.

Screen shot 2014-06-04 at 8.27.00 PMThe suspects are described as white men between the ages of 19 and 25.  One is slender and the other heavier set, according to a release.  Troopers believe they are traveling in a light-colored four-door vehicle.

Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to contact the Michigan State Police Hart Post at 231-873-2171.