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Man caught on camera stealing change machine

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Posted: Dec 13, 2011 11:40 AM by Russell Jones
Updated: Dec 13, 2011 11:40 AM
Source: East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office

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BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies released photos today of a man caught on camera stealing an entire change machine from an East Baton Rouge Parish car wash.

Casey Hicks with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said the theft happened early the morning of Nov. 28 at the LA Express Carwash on Jefferson Highway.

Surveillance pictures showed the man drove up in a light colored two-door Saturn with a white hood, sunroof and rear spoiler. He then loaded the change machine up into the car and took off with it.

The man was wearing a baseball cap, dark-colored pants and a "shirt-type jacket" according to investigators.

Hicks said the coin machine itself is worth about $800, and had possibly hundreds of dollars worth of coins and paper currency.

Anyone with information about this theft should call the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office at 389-5000. You will remain anonymous, and could be eligible for a cash reward.

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