Thieves broke into Ely Auto Repair in Haverhill, MA, recently and stole a battery tester and pneumatic tools. In addition, they also emptied the vending machines of their coins, taking approximately $500 worth of quarters.
Below is the article as it appeared on the Eagle-Tribune website.
2,000 coins taken in burglary, police say
June 22, 2011
By Jim Patten
HAVERHILL Police said thieves broke into an auto repair garage and stole several pieces of expensive equipment, but that wasn’t all.
They also broke into a vending machine and took $500 worth of quarters, police said. That’s 2,000 coins.
Police said the thieves’ operation wasn’t sophisticated because it appears they hauled the stolen equipment away by putting it into a trash barrel that is also missing from the garage.
Investigators are checking a video surveillance camera at a business next door to see whether it caught the theft on tape and will help identify the thieves.
The break-in at Ely Auto Repair, 150 White St., happened over the weekend sometime after the business closed at 9 p.m. Saturday, police said.
Besides the coins, a battery tester and pneumatic tools were also taken.
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