Someone tries to clean out Red Oak laundromat


January 25th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Someone tried to clean-out the Red Oak Washboard Laundromat this week. According to Red Oak Police, a person or persons unknown used a blunt device to gain entry into the supply closet at the business, located in the 1400 block of North 1st Street, in Red Oak. Inside the closet, the thief or thieves removed a security system, a monitor and one of the cameras. The suspects also attempted to remove a change machine from a wall, but their efforts were stymied by some tough to remove bolts. Another change machine was tampered with, but not damaged.

The incident took place sometime between 6 p.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m. Thursday, and resulted in a loss to the business of about $1,055 altogether. Anyone with information about the burglary is asked to contact Red Oak Police at 712-623-6500.