Greensboro man charged with stealing coin machines from multiple car washes

James Anthony Kendricks

James Anthony Kendricks

GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Greensboro man was arrested after police say he stole multiple coin machines from local car washes over the past several months.

Since March of this year, there have been more than 15 incidents of change machines being broken into or cut out of the walls so that the money could be removed.

James Anthony Kendricks, 41, of 2105 Carpenter Street was arrested Monday in connections with the thefts.

Detectives say Kendricks is connected to larcenies at Classic Car Wash at 2901 North Church Street on March 22, University Car Wash at 812 S. Aycock Street on June 5, and the Rainbow Carwash at 2606 Battleground Avenue on June 23 and June 28.

Kendricks has been charged with felony breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, two counts of breaking a coin/currency machine, two counts of possession of burglary tools, and possession of stolen property.

Kendricks is in Greensboro Jail Central on multiple secure bonds.

Additional charges may be pending.

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