Thieves Escape with Money From Family Coin Laundry – Beckley, Bluefield & Lewisburg News, Weather, Sports


1 local small business is  functioning to track down thieves who stole cash from them.   It started as a normal Friday night (10/6) in Family Coin Laundry, but afterwards turned into a criminal investigation.

“Two people came in and broken into nine of the machinery,” Cummings Employee at Family Coin Laundry, Alan Cummings stated.

Cummings said he learned  about the theft after taking a look in surveillance video. It reveals  them draining the cash from the  coin and arcade machines into a backpack.

One of the strangest things about this crime is that these two guys came in during normal business hours on Friday night. Cummings explained after viewing the videos above, he can see among the guys involved is to crutches. That man acts as the lookout, although the other man permeates the laundromat blind.

“We will find you,” Cummings said. “Any small business it hurts, thus we need to catch them before they split in anywhere else”.    

To capture the burglars Cummings has achieved to West Virginia State Police who are investigating the crime. In addition to that, Cummings has submitted the surveillance video to Facebook in hopes someone will recognize the two guys.   Once identified Cummings hopes that the consequences are severe.

“I hope they go to prison, a couple of years, the greatest, whatever they can buy,” Cummings explained.

As troopers investigate the crime, Cummings has made sure his laundromat is thief proof. “I am putting locks in addition to locks, double locking everything.”

If anyone has some suggestions about the identities of those guys, you are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers of West Virginia in 304-255-STOP (7867).   Tips may also be made online in the CrimeStoppers web site or by using the P3 Tips program on a smart mobile or mobile device.