Laundromat thief on the loose

The man spent several minutes "stringing" coins before he was confronted by other patrons and left in a silver Dodge SUV.

  • Oct. 16, 2015 3:00 p.m.

Police are looking to identify a man after money was stolen from a coin dispensing machine earlier in October.

At around 12:30 p.m. Oct. 5 , an unknown male suspect entered the Winfield Coin Laundry, located at 10051 Highway 97 in Lake Country.

“Video surveillance appears to show the suspect using a technique called “stringing” on the currency change machine. The technique essentially tricks the machine into dispensing coins even though no bills are deposited in return,” said Cpl. Joe Duncan.

The man spent several minutes “stringing” coins before he was confronted by other patrons and left in a silver Dodge SUV.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Lake Country RCMP, Cst Kris Clark, at 250-766-2288. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

 

 

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