On October 2, M.L.P.D. officers responded to Hollywood Soaps and Suds Laundromat for a burglary report. The business owner related that at about 2:30 a.m., an unknown suspect forced entry to a coin/currency operated Coke machine inside his business and stole up to $500 in coin and currency. The business owner also estimated that the suspect caused about $500 in damage to the machine. The business is open to the public 24 hours a day and covered by motion-activated security cameras.
The suspect is described as a single suspect, most likely male, dressed in dark clothing. The suspect used a power drill to access the machine and steal the money. The suspect was wearing a dark baseball cap over a dark ‘hoody’ that was pulled up over his head, dark pants, dark shoes and dark gloves. There was white block letters visible on the front of the jacket. A ‘V’ was visible on the left side and a ‘M’ was visible on the right side. It is probable that the entire logo spelled ‘VOLCOM.’ The suspect carried a camera-type bag. The bag was medium blue with two dark horizontal stripes that could have been a handle and zipper cover and a light-colored vertical stripe. The bag also had a padded shoulder strap, which is how the suspect carried it.
If you have any information that can assist M.L.P.D., please contact Detective Hornbeck at 760.934.2011 ext 17 or at email@example.com. You can be anonymous. –Press Release