2 suspects arrested after East Texas coin-operated machine burglaries
POSTED: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 8:22am
UPDATED: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 11:50am
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — East Texas police agencies are investigating numerous reports of burglary of coin-operated machines in hotels in their jurisdictions.
The Tyler Police Department tells KETK that two suspects, Michael Robert Ward and Tracy Lynn Mallewick, are now in custody. Ward was arrested Monday in Van Zandt County and Mallewick in Dallas County.
They were seen driving a 2002 maroon Mercury two-door Cougar with Texas license number BM2M786.
Several warrants were issued for their arrest in connection to the burglaries. Tyler police believe they struck again Sunday night at the Holiday Inn Express on West Gentry. The last known location where the suspects were residing was in the Canton area.