Laundromat theft suspect turns himself in

VIENNA – The person who allegedly smashed open the vending machine and stole food items from the Wash N Go Laundromat at 2702 Grand Central Ave. has turned himself in, officials said.

Kevin Lee Cobb, 20, of Vienna turned himself in to the Vienna Police on Wednesday after learning from a friend that his picture was being circulated by news organizations in an attempt to identify him in regard to the Wash N Go Laundromat vending machine break-in, said patrolman A. Harris with the Vienna Police Department.

On Jan. 15, Cobb allegedly entered the Wash N Go Laundromat around 4:45 a.m. He allegedly took a Christmas stocking from a holiday decoration display inside the Laundromat, dropped a rock inside of it, and used it to smash the glass out of a vending machine, Harris said.

Cobb allegedly stole approximately $12 worth of snack food from the vending machine, then fled the scene, Harris said.

The Vienna Police Department released the images of the robbery on Feb. 4 in hopes the public could help identify the thief, Harris said.

On Wednesday, Cobb turned himself in to the Vienna Police Department by phone, after learning from a friend that his picture was in the news, Harris said.

The damages caused in the incident amounted to $70 for Plexiglas replacement and an additional $12 in lost product, Harris said.

Cobb was interviewed by the Vienna Police Department and released until a warrant could be obtained.

Warrants for misdemeanor destruction of property and petit larceny were obtained in Wood County Magistrate Court on Thursday, Harris said. Cobb called the Vienna Police Department and surrendered shortly after the warrants were obtained.

Cobb was arraigned before Wood County Magistrate Joyce Purkey and was released on a $1,000 bond.