Two men in a duty-sized pick-up truck with “dually” wheels busted open the change boxes on numerous vacuum cleaner machines at a do-it-yourself Mayfair car wash on July 19, police said.
Surveillance cameras recorded video of the thieves as they arrived at Great Bear Car Wash, 6500 Harbison Ave., at about 5 a.m., pulled into a service bay and broke into seven of the vending machines. They fled with an unknown amount of money.
The thieves were operating a large pick-up truck, possibly a 3500 model, manufacturer unknown, color unknown, with a full crew cab, missing tailgate door and roof lights. The driver was described as black, heavy set, with a white T-shirt and shorts. The passenger was described as black, with a medium build, a dark T-shirt and shorts.
To view surveillance video, visit the Philadelphia Police channel on YouTube.com. Call 215-686-TIPS or text to PPD TIP to report information. ••