Police: Thief uses torch to break into coin operated machines

PASADENA, Texas - Pasadena police are searching for the man they accuse of robbing coin operated machines.

This happened Feb. 27 at the Spencer Car Wash on Spencer Highway in Pasadena.

Investigators released surveillance video on Thursday of a man driving a Porsche SUV. In the video the man pulls into a car wash bay and pretends to wash his car. He then pulls a torch out of his SUV and sets it up in between what appear to be two trash cans. Police say after turning on the torch and aiming it at the locks, the man returns to washing his SUV.

Investigators say the man repeated the act in each of the car wash bays.

If you recognize the man you're asked to call the Pasadena Police Department.

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