PSP catch laundromat burglar in the act with almost $37 in quarters in his pockets

11 April 2023- A Chambersburg man is looking at multiple felonies after allegedly trying to steal hundreds of quarters from a Hamilton Township laundromat. Joshua Alan Snyder is charged with felony burglary, felony criminal trespass, three counts of misdemeanor criminal mischief, misdemeanor theft, and two summary traffic violations. Snyder is behind bars on $50,000 bail.

Around 1am on April 9th, Pennsylvania State Police Troopers were alerted to a burglary in progress at the Countryside Coin Laundry on Lincoln Way West, Hamilton Township. Police learned while en route that a white man in a black hoodie and white sneakers was damaging machines with a claw hammer.

That man in question was found to still be at the laundromat when police arrived and was discovered by police with the red hammer in his hand. The man immediately complied with police and dropped the hammer and got to the ground. Identified by police as Joshua Snyder, he allegedly told police “I am hard up for money” and said he had a pocket full of change. Allegedly admitting to prying the locks off multiple machines, Snyder was taken into custody.

Police subsequently found the locks pried off multiple washing machines, a vending machine, and a claw machine. Snyder was found to be in possession of $36.75 worth of quarters, or 147 total.

The victim who owned the property talked to police who allegedly told them that the door should have been locked but may have malfunctioned. The laundromat was clearly closed, however, and he heard a banging and found Snyder on cameras, causing him to call police.

Snyder is behind bars on $50,000 bail. His preliminary hearing is set for April 18th.

Sources: Docket Number: MJ-39303-CR-0000038-2023, Incident Number: PA 2023-458921