Roseville police arrest Turlock couple for theft of coin-operated machines

07/16/2013 3:58 PM

07/16/2013 4:09 PM

Roseville police arrested a Turlock couple recently on suspicion of committing a series of thefts from coin-operated machines throughout the region.

Between June 14 and 21, Roseville police officers responded to four thefts from coin-operated machines at laundromats, according to a news release.

The thieves went to the businesses in the early-morning hours, drilled the locks to the coin boxes and stole the change. Roseville police detectives interviewed witnesses, reviewed video surveillance and gathered information from other law enforcement agencies and identified a group linked to the thefts in Roseville and at least 14 other similar thefts between February and June in Placer, Sacramento, El Dorado, Yuba and San Joaquin counties.

The total loss to the victims, including repairs, is in excess of $21,000. Last week Roseville detectives arrested Turlock residents Cynthia J. Patrias and Robert J. Miller, both 49, on suspicion of grand theft, conspiracy and other related charges. Charges are pending against two other people.

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