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SLO police searching for suspect in string of laundry room burglaries

San Luis Obispo Police Department is looking for a suspect who is believed to have broken in and robbed a number of apartment complex laundry rooms.

Shortly after 10:20 a.m. Monday, San Luis Obispo Police responded to two separate apartment complexes in the 2800 and 2900 blocks of Augusta Street for reports of burglaries to the laundry rooms.

In both incidents the unknown suspect forced entry into the laundry rooms and pried open the coin boxes to the washers and dryers and removed an undisclosed amount of quarters.

The following day on Tuesday, San Luis Obispo police responded to an apartment complex in the 700 block of Johnson Avenue for the report of a burglary.

The investigation revealed that an unknown suspect forced entry into the laundry room of the complex late at night. The suspect or suspects forced open the locks on all 18 machines in the laundry room and removed an undisclosed dollar amount of quarters.

The city of San Luis Obispo has experienced approximately 15 laundry room burglaries since January 2014. The police said that many of the people involved in these types of crimes are repeat offenders.

In September 2014 San Luis Obispo Police arrested a subject who was believed to responsible for at least 5 of these laundry room burglaries.

SLO PD Detectives are currently working with other San Luis Obispo County Law Enforcement agencies to identify the suspects responsible for these crimes.

The Arroyo Grande Police Department recently had a similar report where a video camera captured the image of the suspect responsible for their burglary.

Anyone who has information about the identity of the suspect in the photograph, or the person responsible for the burglaries in the City of San Luis Obispo is asked to contact their appropriate law enforcement agency or Crime Stoppers.

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