Two men used a blowtorch to break into car wash vending machines, deputies say

TAMPA, Fla. - Deputies are looking for two suspects who used a torch to burn the locks off of coin machines inside car wash bays at Stor-n-More Self Storage near Clair-Mel City.

The two took currency from the machines at 1505 S. Hwy 301 and fled the scene.

Surveillance video shows the suspects in a light-colored four-door sedan, perhaps a 2001 Nissan Altima.  The vehicle had silver hubcaps on the driver's side and no hubcaps on the passenger's side.  There was no tag on the car.

The suspects were both wearing long pants, long-sleeved shirts and had their face and heads covered.

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Anyone with any information about these suspects is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200.  Those with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of the suspects and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at or text "CSTB plus your tip" to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).

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