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Man using social media to try to catch vending machine bandit

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The owner of a laundromat is using social media to try and catch a man who stole money from a vending machine at his business.

House Springs Laundry owner Tom Weinrich said surveillance cameras caught a man using a ring of keys to steal from vending machines at his establishment. Weinrich said the man stole $600 from a soda machine.

“We have video of him doing every single machine, we have 16 cameras in this place which can be reviewed remotely. I sat and home and pulled up this video,” Weinrich said.

Wenirich then took the surveillance photos to police and shared the pictures on Facebook.

“I was shocked at the response. It's been shared over 250 times just off the one Facebook post. I did it on others and they've been shared multiple times too. According to my Facebook app, it's been viewed over 60,000 times,” Weinrich said.

Weinrich also said he has received tips because of the Facebook photos. Weinrich believes police will be able to track the suspect down.

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