By reporter Steven Smalley
A call to Magnolia Voice by an alert student from Blaine school pointed out the location of the stolen gumball machine from the break-in Sunday morning at Gim Wah restaurant.
The candy and toy dispensers were located in the shrubs just south of Karen’s Place children’s play area adjacent to the Community Center. Both units had their coin boxes smashed to create holes to access the money.
Seattle police were called to the scene who then placed the machines in the patrol car for transportation. A Gim Wah employee was notified.