‘A lot of people need this laundromat’: Laundry Land employees respond to overnight burglary

SPOKANE, Wash. — Laundry Land is used to mess, but not the kind left behind Tuesday morning.

Police are still trying to piece together what happened, but overnight surveillance video shows a driver barreling through the front doors just after 3 a.m.

He takes something at the counter, then proceeds to search behind the front desk.

Amber Ross is the store manager. She says Laundry Land has never experienced anything like this before.

“We looked at the system and saw the Jeep drive through and what he stole. Because the cop kept asking me what looked disturbed and I’m like, nothing looked disturbed except for that area,” said Ross.

The manager told us all that was stolen was a pair of store keys and a small comment box that was kept at the front for customer feedback.

But even though those were the only things taken, the business is still sustaining thousands of dollars in damage.

“It’s going to be over tens of thousands, I guarantee it,” Ross said.

But not all was lost — Police eventually made it back with the laundromat’s comment box.

Officers say they even found the Jeep that punched through the store, but they’re still looking for that driver.

“It’s a local business and a lot of people need this laundromat,” Ross said. “If this keeps happening then we’re not going to be able to stay open.”

As police continue to investigate, anyone with information is asked to call crime check at 509-456-2233.

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