Tampa-Area Suspects Steal 2,000 Quarters, Do Laundry: Deputies


The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man and woman accused of stealing approximately $500 in quarters from a laundromat's change machine, then using the money to do laundry at the same laundromat.

Deputies say the man used a modified key at a Tampa laundromat to open the change machines and steal about $500 in quarters on Sept. 27. 2,000 quarters weigh about 25 pounds.

Authorities say a surveillance camera from a Tampa laundromat shows the two suspects doing their laundry with the same coins.

The man is described as being a white male between 25 and 35 years old with a sleeve tattoo on his left arm and another tattoo on his inner right bicep.

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