Tampa Police Working with Multiple Agencies to Identify ‘Laundromat Looters’

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View surveillance video from the Coin Wash 24 burglary


DATE/TIME:            August 7, 2018 at approximately 2 a.m.

BURGLARY #1:      Coin Laundry, 122 West Bougainvillea Avenue, Tampa


DATE/TIME:            August 7, 2018 approximately 2:28 a.m.

BURGLARY #2:      Coin Wash 24, 8923 North Boulevard, Tampa


SUSPECT 1: W/M, apprx 5’9”, apprx 170 lbs., medium length black hair and eyeglasses


SUSPECT 2: W/M, apprx 6’2”, 190 lbs., low cut black hair, full sleeve tattoos on both arms, wore a black short sleeve shirt, dark colored shorts, and black sneakers


SUSPECT 3: W/F, apprx 5’2”, 170 lbs., dark brown hair, wore a black shirt, blue jean shorts, and pink sneakers




Tampa Police officers are asking for the public's help in identifying a group of thieves targeting laundromats.  The trio, which includes two men and a female, entered at least two coin operated laundromats in Tampa during the early morning hours on August 7.  The thieves used a crowbar that they hid inside of a laundry basket to pry their way into locked offices.  They fled the scene without cash or property in both burglaries.


Detectives believe the "Laundromat Looters" are responsible for committing at least five similar burglaries at laundromats along I-4.  Tampa Police detectives are working closely with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Orlando Police Department, Wildwood Police Department and the Sumter County Sheriff's Office to develop additional information that could lead to the suspects' identity and location.


Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS.  Anonymous tips may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000.


Janelle McGregor