Three stooges try to steal coin machine from laundry room

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Police are asking for the public’s help finding the three men who they say tried to steal a coin machine from the laundry room of an apartment complex in Sheepshead Bay on Feb. 15.

Cops say the men broke into the building on Homecrest Avenue near Neptune Avenue at 1 am. The building superintendent discovered the aftermath of the attempted burglary the next morning, according to authorities.

Police said the men are all estimated to be in their late 20s or early 30s.

Police are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577–8477. The public can also submit tips by logging onto or by texting tips to 274637 then entering “TIP577.” All calls are strictly confidential, police said.

Reach reporter Vanessa Ogle at or by calling (718) 260–4507. Follow her
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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