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Trio break into Bronx laundry room, steal coins from washing machine

Posted at 8:20 PM, Aug 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-18 20:23:59-04

WOODSTOCK, The Bronx — Police are looking for three people who cleaned out the coin box of a Bronx apartment building's washing machine.

In surveillance video released by police Thursday, three people — two men and a woman — are seen entering a building near the intersection of East 52nd Street and Tinton Avenue on July 30 around 2:15 a.m.

The woman acted as a lookout while the men forced their way into the building's laundry room, police said. Once inside, they broke into a washing machine's coin box and removed an undetermined number of coins.

The culprits fled on foot.

Police are asking for help identifying the two men and the woman involved in the coin theft.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to call 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).