Another laundry room break-in last night on the 900 block of Waveland. Two washers and two dryers had their coin mechanisms pried out to get to the coins inside. I've attached a photo.
Is this a lucrative crime? How much change does a coin-op machine typically hold? $10.00?
We are not dealing with master criminals here, it is just enough to get to the next hit of crack or a cta pass or whatever.
Some people would steal anything just for the sake of stealing. It's in their DNA...if someone else has it, they want it. If piles of shit were padlocked in dumpsters, one of these career criminals would want to steal it.
"If piles of shit were padlocked in dumpsters, one of these career criminals would want to steal it."-Funniest thing I read on the internet today.
I don't know if it was mentioned on this blog, or even reported to CPD (management apparently only heard about it themselves days later), but you can add the 700 block of Aldine to the list of where the laundry room bandits have hit.
Anything worth more than a nickel was stolen off of my bike not once, but twice. It was locked to a bike rack inside of a locked courtyard gate in Lakeview.
I'm surprised buildings still have the coin machines for this very reason. Most are now a pre-paid card.
Agreed. With the rash of laundry room break-ins throughout this neighborhood, it's due time to change them over for this very reason.
But then the creeps will break into the pre-paid card machines. I typically add $10 to $20 bucks to my card when it gets low.