- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 14, 2017

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Cedar Rapids police and Linn County deputies are investigating five break-ins at bars over the past 10 days.

The Cedar Rapids Police Department tells Cedar Rapids television station KCRG (https://bit.ly/2sbkuJW ) that the burglaries began on June 5. Police say thieves are specifically targeting those bars that have gaming systems and vending machines.

Among the establishments that have been hit are Emil’s Hideaway, Mulligan’s Pub, Stadium Bar and Grill, Lucielle’s Bait Shack and Wing Depot.

Police say they see a pattern, but do not yet know if the crimes are connected.

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Information from: KCRG-TV, https://www.kcrg.com

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