St. Petersburg police seek serial coin laundry burglar

ST. PETERSBURG — A man believed to have robbed several coin laundries was caught on video surveillance footage trying to pry open a dryer's coin box, police said.

No property was removed in this incident, but it is believed the same man may have committed similar crimes at six other local businesses, police said.

Now they're seeking the public's help to identify him.

He is white, in his 30s, 5 feet 5 to 5 feet 8, has dark wavy hair, is clean-shaven and was wearing a dark hooded jacket, dark pants and light sneakers in the most recent burglary, officials said.

In the video, taken Feb. 9, the man used a screwdriver to attempt to crack open the money drawer of a dryer inside a coin laundry at 6400 Fifth Ave. S, police said.

He fled when an alarm sounded.

Anyone with information about the crimes or the suspect's identity is encouraged to call Detective Michael Egulf of the St. Petersburg Police Department at (727) 893-4066 or call an anonymous tip line at (727) 892-5000.

A man police believe robbed several coin laundries is seen in an image captured by video surveillance cameras on Feb. 9.

St. Petersburg Police Department

A man police believe robbed several coin laundries is seen in an image captured by video surveillance cameras on Feb. 9.

St. Petersburg police seek serial coin laundry burglar 02/15/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 6:49pm]

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