Police search for 'idiots with a sledgehammer' seen burglarizing coin machine

By Mariah Medina - Digital Journalist

SAN ANTONIO - San Antonio police are searching for a group of men seen on surveillance video taking a sledgehammer to a brick pillar encasing a coin machine at a Southeast Side car wash.

Police said the men are suspected of burglarizing coin-operated machines at a car wash at 4455 E. Southcross Blvd. but did not say on what date the crime occurred. 

In a video posted to the San Antonio Police Department's East San Antonio Fear Free Enviroment Facebook page, police showed how, when one of the suspected burglars failed to make headway with his sledgehammer swings, another took a swing at the brick pillar, also failing to get to the coin machine beneath the brick facade.

Police said that while the "idiots with a sledgehammer" didn't get to the coin box, they caused "severe damage to the property" in their attempts.

Police are asking those with information about the crime to contact the East Property Crimes Division at 210-207-7642.

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