South Minneapolis apartment dwellers — are you looking for a reason to procrastinate doing your laundry? You’ve come to the right place.
The Minneapolis Police Department says there’s a laundry room burglar on the loose. It’s likely the same man was responsible for two laundry room break-ins, police said — one at 3019 Pleasant Ave S. on Nov. 1 and the other at 4300 Grand Ave S. on Dec. 2.
At the apartment on Grand, the man allegedly pried open the coin box on a washing machine and cut several water lines on his way out, causing the basement to flood.
Both break-ins occurred between 6 and 8 p.m., police said.
The Pleasant Ave. apartment building has a camera in its laundry room, and the police released two images of the alleged burglar.
If you rob a bank, I’m guessing you expect to be videotaped. But how many laundry rooms have security cameras?
Police are asking anyone who can identify the suspect or provide information about the break-ins to call Sgt. James Jensen, of the 5th Precinct Property Crimes Unit, at 612-673-5587.