2 Men arrested for vending machine break-ins

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SCOTTSDALE -- After an extensive investigation, Scottsdale police detectives arrested two men suspected of burglarizing vending machines throughout the Valley.



Detectives set up surveillance and witnessed the suspects break into two vending machines before making the arrests on Wednesday.

Detectives believe that David Lewis, 43, and Thomas Stewart, 43, both of Phoenix, are responsible for hundreds of vending machine break-ins and a substantial dollar loss over the last three months.

Detectives searched the suspects' homes and a rented motel room in Tempe and found items associated with the burglaries and drugs.

Both suspects are facing multiple burglary charges as the investigation continues.