A man made off with a local business’s $5,000 soft drink vending machine last week, according to Richmond police.

The former leaseholder at the Pink Flamingo Laundry, 620 Big Hill Ave., reported Monday that a Coca-Cola soft drink vending machine had been stolen from the premises sometime during the previous four days.

A witness told police that a man was seen loading the machine onto a red pickup truck with a lift gate, the RPD news release stated.

The suspect was described as a 30-year-old white man, about 6 feet, 2 inches tall, 220 pounds, with wavy blond hair.

Food, shotgun stolen from North Hill Street home

A resident in the 400 block of North Hill Street reported Monday that his home had been broken into during the early afternoon. Entry was gained by breaking a rear window.

A Mossberg .410 gauge shotgun and various food items were stolen. The estimated loss was $446.

Burglary reported on Woodford Drive

A resident in the 2000 block of Woodford Drive reported Nov. 27 that her home had been broken into during the day. Entry was gained by breaking the glass in a rear door, according to the RPD.

The stolen items were a Sanyo 32-inch television, an Xbox 360 gaming system, a Nintendo Wii gaming system, a PlayStation 2 gaming system, approximately 90 assorted video games, an iPad, a Kindle reader and a gold heart necklace with the letter K in the middle of the heart.  

The estimated loss is $5,529.

Anyone with information regarding the above listed cases is asked to call the Richmond Police Department at 623-1162.


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