BOLD THIEVES: String Of Burglaries

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Des Moines police are looking for three bold thieves who are targeting east side bars in front of dozens of witnesses. At least three times over the past week, the thieves have walked into different bars and stolen money from game machines, while the places were full of customers. At Ron's Dog House, security video shows two of them providing cover for the third while he pries the cash box open.

"Well they basically, basically come in and they sit down with two guys standing on each side of them, the one had a pry bar, a little long screwdriver and as you can see right under here just started prying up under this, popped up on the little panel here and buttons weren't working you can just reach down and the rest is history I guess." says owner Ron Biondi.

At another east side bar, the three broke into the machines while two uniformed police officers worked security there. If you have any information, you can call Polk County Crime Stoppers at (515) 223-1400. Your tip could get you a reward of up to 15-hundred dollars.