MONEY LAUNDERING: Dry Cleaner Hit; Separate Incident Alleged

Neighboring businesses teamed up to help after a thief stole $200 from a mom & pop dry cleaner near Belmont and Sheffield this afternoon.

Police were flagged down by employees of neighboring businesses at 12:55 and were quickly offered surveillance footage of the offender.

According to an officer, the creep distracted an employee at the cleaners, then swiped $200 before high-tailing it.

He is described as male, black, with dreadlocks, wearing a yellow hooded sweatshirt with red print and khaki pants.

Classified as a theft of under $500 in CPD case HW525630.

Cleaning Up
This is starting to sound familiar.
A man who lives in the 600 block of Cornelia reported that he saw a thief trying to steal money from a laundry machine around 11 o’clock this morning. It is not clear if the attempted theft was in a residential building laundry room or in a nearby self-serve laundry business.
The alleged offender, described as a white man with a red beard, wearing a black hat and black jacket, was last seen running southbound in an alley behind Broadway.
Police could not find the caller upon arriving at the Cornelia address.
On Halloween night, a white male offender was chased out of a laundry room two blocks west on Cornelia.
There is no evidence that the two incidents are related.
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