Thieves broke into the machine by prying the door from it's hinges.

Officers with the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department are investigating a break in that occurred at an automated ice vending machine sometime Sunday evening or Monday morning.

Deputies were dispatched to Twice the Ice on Highway 63 west, not far from Recreational Road 255 shortly after 7:00 on Monday morning, when the crime was discovered.

Jasper County Sheriff Mitchel Newman is asking anyone that might have seen suspicious or knowing anything about the crime to come forth. He said you do not have to give your name if you do not want to.