OMG PD: Vending Machine Broken Into

A would-be safe cracker runs into some unexpected troubles and other unusual police stories from the Greater Philadelphia area.

Not Exactly Ocean’s 11: According to a report from Bala Cynwyd Patch, a would-be safecracker used power tools to open a hole in a Bala Cynwyd Wawa's rear wall, but after more than an hour of trying to open the store's safe, he fled empty-handed,

One Stuck Snack Too Many: According to a report from Springfield Patch, a New Jersey man is facing charges after he allegedly broke into a vending machine and stole an estimated $190 in cash, which would be enough to buy about 190 Snickers bars, give or take.

A Little More than What’s in the Change Cup: According to a report from Marple Newtown Patch, a car owner told police that his unlocked car was broken into and $8,000 was taken from inside the vehicle.

About this column: OMG PD reviews the surprising, shocking, stunning and occasionally silly police-related incidents reported by Greater Philadelphia Patch sites over the last week. All people mentioned in these stories are innocent until proven guilty. Charges and arrests do not indicate guilt. Reach out to Nate Adams at nathana@patch.com with questions about this column.


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