Vending Machine Vandalism

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Rockford police and Crimestoppers are trying to catch those responsible for thousands of dollars in vandalism to area vending machines.

Police say robbers break open the vending machines with crowbars and sledge hammers, then steal dollar bills and coins.

There are no specific area's the robbers are targeting.

Police call it a widespread problem across the Greater Rockford area.

Police have not caught anyone in the act of breaking into vending machines.

If you have any information into vending machine robberies, call Crimestoppes at 1-888-769-STOP.