Police ask for help identifying theft suspect

This photograph released by the Indiana State Police shows the man believed to have stolen cash from change making machines.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A man posing as a vending machine repairman has stolen upwards of $5,000 from seven businesses and the Indiana State Police have released photos in an attempt to identify him.

The man has hit four businesses in Columbia City, two in New Haven and one in Monroe since early March according to Trooper Brian Dunkin.

After being allowed inside the business, the man steals cash from change making machines. The losses incurred, including damage to the machines, is anywhere between $3,000 and $5,000.

The suspect is described as a white male in his late 40s, 5’8” to 5’10” in height, 220 to 240 pounds and can be seen in the attached photographs. Trooper Dunkin is asking anyone with any information about this individual or these crimes to contact him at the Fort Wayne post by calling either (800) 552-0976 (Indiana only) or (260) 432-8661.

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