‘Air freshener bandits’ caught in Fort Branch

Published: Aug. 31, 2015 at 10:22 PM CDT|Updated: May. 19, 2016 at 9:27 PM CDT
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GIBSON CO., IN (WFIE) - The owner of the Fort Branch Car Wash can breathe a little easier, after the couple he called the "air freshener bandits" has been caught.

Police say it's happened five different times at the car wash just off Highway 41.

Most recently, around 12:30 a.m. Sunday.

As you can see in these surveillance pictures, police say the couple pulled up, and the man used a coat hanger to break into the vending machine and take what he could grab.

That's when an officer showed up.

43-year-old James Cowan of Wheatland is charged with theft.

48-year-old Stacey Ramsey of Vincennes is charged with assisting a criminal.

Both are in the Gibson County Jail.

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