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Vending Machine Burglaries
3/1/2013
 
 
 

You hear of bank robberies, car burglars even people stealing from churches, but vending machines?  That's not something you hear every day.  But it's a case Police in Centre County say they have on their hands.  The suspect accused of stealing money and causing thousands of dollars in damage.  Felony theft, felony receiving stolen property and felony criminal mischief.  Those are just a few charges that 31 year old Kevin Holmes of Altoona is facing.  State College Police say Holmes has been targeting vending machines inside local hotels for nearly a year.  Hitting several dozen.  Police say he would smash through the money collector, grab the cash and leave the coins.  Stealing nearly 3 thousand dollars but that's pocket change compared to the damage left behind.

 

  
 
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