WANTED: Vending Thieves On Crystal Coast

Who are these men? Police in one Eastern Carolina town hope you know who they are and give police a call.

Morehead City police say the duo are responsible for breaking into vending machines at the Holiday Inn Express as well as other motels in Atlantic Beach and Pine Knoll Shores.

Police say the man in the black shirt would always be the one breaking into the machines, while his friend in the white shirt would be the lookout.

Surveillance video shows the man in the white shirt on the cell phone while the other man pried open the machines. Police believe on the other end of that cell phone was a third person who stayed in a vehicle, possible a white woman.

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All told, police say more than $2,000 has been taken from the machines. Police say the getaway car may be a gold Nissan Centra.

Anyone with information should contact Morehead City police.


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  • by Redic Location: MHC on Dec 21, 2009 at 01:43 AM
    Herman munster and side show bob didn't do a very good job of acting like nothing was going on
  • by pete Location: grifton on Dec 17, 2009 at 12:47 PM
    They don't go round hungry.
  • by Shane Location: New Bern on Dec 17, 2009 at 09:53 AM
    They've got Lance in their pants.
  • by shane Location: somewhere on Dec 17, 2009 at 09:52 AM
    These guys are too stupid to earn a living any other way......Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna do when the Lance vending machine guy comes for you.
  • by santa claus Location: morehead city on Dec 17, 2009 at 08:29 AM
    just go back to the drug store robbery and you;ll have your man... DJ Thug
  • by Smurf Location: farmville on Dec 16, 2009 at 12:41 PM
    LOSERS!!!
  • by Chase on Dec 16, 2009 at 11:51 AM
    I have never seen a smart thieve.Pose for the camera ole boyyyyyyyy.
  • by Tom Location: NC on Dec 16, 2009 at 11:24 AM
    Those two punks look health enough to get a job. Wonder how much those cool shades cost them or did they steal them also? Feel sorry for the family.
  • by Steve Location: Rocky Mount on Dec 16, 2009 at 11:22 AM
    Everybody needs a hobby.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 16, 2009 at 11:10 AM
    Neo, if they will do this then they are thugs. If you will do one crime, you will do another. They need to be in jail so they can get what they need instead of stealing.
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