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Courtesy Indiana State Police
Police believe this man has stolen at least $3,000 from change-making machines.

Troopers seek tips to nab looter of change machines

Indiana State Police are looking for some help from the public in identifying a man responsible for a few thousand dollars’ worth of thefts from change-making machines.

The man is suspected of committing seven thefts in the area, including in New Haven, Columbia City and Monroe, according to the state police.

The man poses as a vending machine repairman as he commits the thefts, police said.

To date, he has stolen between $3,000 and $5,000 from the machines.

The suspect is a white man in his late 40s, between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-10, and weighing about 220 to 240 pounds, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call trooper Brian Dunkin at 260-432-8661. Indiana residents can also call 800-552-0976.

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