Professional Carwashing & Detailing

Tasers used to rob coin dispenser

January 2, 2013

PLEASANT VIEW, UT ― Criminals using tasers were able to rob a carwash here by short-circuiting a coin dispensing machine, abc 4 News reported.

The Jan. 1 story said the tasers were used at various carwashes in the area.

Jerry Priest who owns one of the carwash's that was robbed, said in the story, "Criminals are smart they really are. ...The circuit board is fried you cannot use it, that's why it's out of order."

When the machine was short-circuited, all of the coins were dispensed.

This is the second time this has occurred at Priest's carwash.

Tip leads police to serial carwash robber

Last Saturday, Eric Loya and Robert McAndrews were arrested after they were caught breaking into another carwash in the area, but it was not indicated if they were the two responsible for using the tasers.

Tasers were also used to rob carwashes in Santaquin, Orem, Salt Lake City, Heber City and Layton, UT.

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