Thieves hit Galloway car wash twice in one day

GALLOWAY, Ohio (WCMH) — It was a bad Monday for a central Ohio car wash as employees dealt with a vandalism and theft that occurred hours apart.

Central Ohio Crime Stoppers is looking for two different suspects after cash was stolen from Ken’s Car Wash in Galloway this summer.

Investigators said the first crime occurred at about 2:35 a.m. on August 24. An unidentified male attempted to break into the car wash’s payment terminal. Surveillance video captured images of a two-toned pickup truck pulling onto the lot and parking next to the vacuum station. The suspect, with a long pry bar in hand, walked to the cash terminal and tried to pry it open. The suspect did not have success and left, but caused thousands of dollars of damage in the process.

The suspect is described as a white male who was last seen wearing a dark hoodie, loose light colored shorts and tennis shoes.

At about 8:16 p.m., terminals at the car wash were the target again. But this time, another unidentified male successfully pried open both terminals and removed the trays, getting away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect is described as a black male with medium complexion and a short afro. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and baggy jeans.

Central Ohio Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for any information leading to the arrest or indictment of the people responsible for this crime.  Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477) or go to website at to e-mail a tip. Tips can also be sent by text to to “CRIMES” 274637, key word CMH. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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