The Edmond Sun

January 21, 2013

Police: Bandit cleans out laundry machine coin boxes

Mark Schlachtenhaufen
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — A bandit broke into all of the coin-operated machines in an Edmond apartment complex’s laundry room and left with about $90 in change, according to a police incident report.

At about 9:37 a.m. Jan. 10, Edmond Police Officer Michael King responded to a burglary call from an apartment complex at 1200 E. Ayers, according to the report filed by King.

Between about 10 p.m. Jan. 9 and 9:30 a.m. Jan. 10 someone broke into the washers and dryers, stealing all the change inside the coin boxes, King stated. The suspect(s) drilled all the locks on the coin boxes to gain access.

The reporting party said the machines earn about $280 a month, an average of $10 per day at nine days, leading to the estimate of the loss at $90 worth of change, King stated.

The reporting party said the laundry room is never locked, therefore anyone can access the machines, King stated. A technical investigator arrived and processed the scene for evidence.