Laundry room 'Smash and Grab'

Deputies seek coin caper culprits

EL PASO, Texas - The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is searching for two men who smashed open several laundry machines at an apartment complex in San Elizario. 

The men caused damage to eight machines and stole close to $500 dollars in coins.

The men were captured in surveillance footage and now investigators from the El Paso County Sheriff's Office are asking for the community's assistance in identifying them through Crime Stoppers.

A Crime Stoppers news release says: "On the morning of Monday November 11th 2013, at about 10a.m., the men walked into the laundry room of the Villa Victoria Apartments located at 13071 Socorro Rd. The first suspect would break open the machines and empty the coins. During this time the second suspect was standing guard at the door so that nobody would be able to enter the laundry room.

"The first suspect had long blond hair and wore it in a ponytail and had a goatee. The first suspect was wearing all black and appeared to have an average build. The second suspect is described as White or Hispanic, with a mustache and shoulder length hair. He was wearing a bandana on his head, a white tank top tee-shirt, dark pants and white tennis shoes.

"Anyone with any information on the identity and location of any of the individuals captured on video, is asked to call Crime Stoppers of El Paso immediately at 566-8477(TIPS), on-line at  or you can send a text message by entering the key word "CRIME1" (no space and include the quotation marks) plus your tip information, and text it to CRIMES (274637). You will remain anonymous and, if your tip leads to an arrest, you can qualify for a cash reward." 

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