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Suspect identified in vending machine, coin laundry break-ins

The Jones County Sheriff’s Department identified Robert R. Oswalt, 29, as the prime suspect.
The Jones County Sheriff’s Department identified Robert R. Oswalt, 29, as the prime suspect.(Jone County Sheriff's Department)
Published: Oct. 27, 2021 at 10:27 AM CDT
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JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - A prime suspect has been identified in a series of coin machine break-ins in Jones County.

The Jones County Sheriff’s Department identified 29-year-old Robert R. Oswalt as the man wanted in connection to the vending machine break-in at Southeast Baptist College and a laundry machine break-in at a nearby laundromat. The suspect also has multiple outstanding arrest warrants from Wayne County.

Since the vending machine break-in, Oswalt repainted his Toyota 4Runner a dark blue/ black color, according to the JCSD.

JCSD also said the vehicle is missing the glass in the back hatch, which is being covered with a board or some cardboard.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call JCSD at 601-425-3147 or Jones County Crime Stoppers at 601-428-STOP (7867).

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