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Thieves in Des Plaines, Mount Prospect target laundry coin boxes

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Des Plaines and Mount Prospect police are reporting a series of thefts of coin boxes from laundry rooms in apartment complexes.

In Des Plaines, thieves stole the top and coin box between 10 p.m. Feb. 2 and 8:25 a.m. Feb. 4 from a clothes dryer in an apartment building laundry room on the 600 block of Beau Court. During the same time, thieves stole the top and coin box from a dryer in an apartment building on the 1000 block of Arnold Court. Both laundry rooms were unlocked.

In Mount Prospect, thieves stole the top and coin box between Jan. 6 and Feb. 6 from a washing machine in an apartment building laundry room on the 1700 block of West Chariot Court. Loss was estimated at $600. Thieves also stole the top and coin box off two dryers between 1 p.m. Feb. 8 and 2 p.m. Saturday in an apartment building laundry room on the 0-100 block of North Main Street. Cash in the coin boxes was estimated at $75.

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