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Police Looking for Bandits Responsible for String of Coin Machine Thefts



Police Officers from two Montgomery County Police Districts, along with Gaithersburg Police are hoping the public can help identify the two individuals police say have conducted a coin machine crime wave over 20 days in the UpCounty.

Detectives from the MCPD’s 5th and 6th District Investigative Sections and detectives from the Gaithersburg City Police Department are investigating a series of burglaries and thefts from coin machines located in apartment complexes in Gaithersburg and Germantown.

The incidents occurred between May 28 and July 13, with five of the incidents taking place in Gaithersburg and two in Germantown.

Investigators believe that these thefts and burglaries may have been committed by the same suspect(s). In all of the incidents, the suspect(s) used an unknown tool to force entry into the coin machines and steal cash.

Below is a summary of the six burglaries and thefts:

May 28 – Burglary, the suspects, forced entry into the laundry room at 19723 Crystal Rock Drive in Germantown. Police say this occurred at approximately 9:40 pm.

June 10 – Burglary, again the suspects forced entry into the laundry room, this time at 18215 Lost Knife Circle in Montgomery Village, occurred between the hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

June 19 or 20 – The suspects were back in Germantown and back at 19723 Crystal Rock Drive.