OAKLAND (KPIX 5) — A rope of cat-like bandits has been targeting diversion machines and tiny Bay Area bars and businesses and removing divided clean.
There are crowbar outlines on a appurtenance a bandits attacked during an Oakland bar.
Owner Allison says they symbol a mark where only dual months ago, 4 people walked in and spotless a money out of her coin-operated arcade games.
“One male was sitting during a games with some kind of a shaft knife or bluster bar while a other 3 were surrounding him sanctimonious to play a games and one was behaving as a lookout,” says Allison.
Surveillance video shows 3 group and a lady huddled around a pinball machines on Jan 16 in full perspective of other patrons. To be fair, we can’t see what they’re doing, yet Allison says when workers checked a machines later, they had been vandalized and emptied.
“I was indignant that it had happened and we was endangered about a other businesses in a area that also have gaming machines,” she said.
Allison motionless to disseminate cinema of a 4 suspects to other bar owners. Lo and behold, they are a same people who have strike several opposite businesses.
In all, 5 bars in Oakland and Alameda have had their vending machines, arcade games and pool tables emptied in a final 6 months, according to Allison. Surveillance video shows what appears to be a same people yet it’s tough to tell accurately what they’re doing during a machines.
The owners of Oakland’s Mad Oak Bar forked out a male in a video who surrounded his bar’s dart appurtenance a few months ago with 3 other people. He after detected hundreds of dollars blank from a machine.
Oakland military contend they are questioning yet Allison wants to widespread a word on her own.
“We need to take movement as a village and wish to get some arrests in this case,” she said.
No word as to how most a thieves have gotten divided with.
So distant military have not been means to brand a suspects.
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