October 19, 2021

Vending machine bandit on the loose in Jones County

Therese Apel

This man was caught on camera robbing a vending machine at a local college. He has since been identified as Robert Ray Oswalt and has painted his vehicle.

Jones County authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying a vending machine bandit.

According to a release from Jones County, the suspect broke into a vending machine at Southeasten Baptist College on Highway 15 North on Monday night. Authorities say the man stole money and snacks.

Security cameras in the area caught the suspect and the tan SUV that he was driving on camera. Anyone with information on the identity of this individual and/or the location of the suspect’s vehicle is asked to call the Jones County Sheriff’s Department at 601-425-3147 or Jones County Crime Stoppers at 601-428-STOP (7867).

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