Bismarck police looking for coin thief

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BISMARCK, N.D. - Police are looking for a suspect after four coin-operated laundry machines were broken into across Bismarck in the past couple of days.

According to Bismarck Police Department Public Information Officer Luke Gardiner, the first one happened between May 7 and May 8 at an apartment building in the 2500 block of Thayer Avenue. Gardiner says $100 in quarters were stolen, and there was about $50 in damage to the machine.

The second occurred between April 22 and May 9 at an apartment building in the 400 block of West Arbor Avenue. Gardiner says there were $10 in quarters taken, and $45 in damage.

The third happened between May 9 and May 10 at a building in the 2000 block of North Washington. Gardiner says $40 in quarters were taken and there was $400 in damage.

The fourth happened sometime on May 13 in the 400 block of East Brandon Drive, and Gardiner says there were no coins taken, and $50 in damage.

Gardiner says all the machines have the same type of damage, and none of the buildings have surveillance video.

Police say they don’t have a suspect at this time.