A little more than a week ago we brought you the story of the “Vending Machine Bandit” that allegedly stole from a snack machine at a local Jones County College.
The Jones County Sheriff’s Department released more information today, identifying the prime suspect in that vending machine break-in at Southeasten Baptist College and a coin machine at a local laundromat as Robert Ray Oswalt, age 29. He also has multiple outstanding arrest warrants from Wayne County.
Since the vending machine break-in, shortly after which photos of Oswalt and his tan SUV were released, police say Oswalt has repainted his older model tan Toyota 4-Runner to a dark blue or black color.
The vehicle is distinctive and is missing the glass in the back hatch which is covered with a board or cardboard.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Robert Ray Oswalt is asked to call JCSD at 601-425-3147 or Jones County Crime Stoppers at 601-428-STOP (7867).