CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - Carbondale police have arrested 2 suspects accused of vending machine thefts.
Donny Lee Ricker, 30, of Carbondale was arrested and charged with theft from a coin operated machine, police said. And, Emmanuel Buchanan, 23, of Carbondale was arrested and charged with theft under $500. Police say both were taken to the Jackson County Jail.
Investigators responded to a number of reports of thefts from coin operated machines throughout the city in July.
Police say in each instance an unknown suspect damaged a vending machine to gain access to a coin box inside, removing various amounts of money.
Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact the police department at (618) 457-3200 or Crime Stoppers at (618) 549-COPS (2677).