A man brings his bicycle into White Rock's King Koin laundromat.

A man brings his bicycle into White Rock's King Koin laundromat.

Thieves make not-quite-clean getaway

A White Rock businessman is warning his neighbours to be on the lookout after a break-in at his Johnston Road laundromat last week.

A White Rock businessman is warning his neighbours to be on the lookout after a break-in at his 1484 Johnston Rd. laundromat early last week.

Youssef Khattab said security cameras show two men, both wearing gloves, entered the business about 30 minutes apart on Nov. 29, between 2:30 and 4:30 a.m.

The first used tools to open the front door; the second took advantage of the open door, Khattab said.

Footage shows one robbed the business’s vending machine, and the other took tools.

Khattab said that while his losses were relatively minor, he wants people to be aware of what happened – in the hopes of both catching those responsible, and, until such time, of preventing similar break-ins in the area.

“If (those responsible) stay in the area, they might cause other damage to other businesses or other houses,” he said.

The incident was reported to White Rock RCMP, and Const. Janelle Shoihet said police are looking for a man in a snowflake toque and another wearing a white bike helmet in connection with the break-in.

Both suspects are described as Caucasian men aged 30 to 40 years old. One was riding a grey bicycle and wearing a white hoodie; the one in the toque had brown hair and a moustache, and was wearing a blue jacket that had a thick white stripe on the upper arm.

Anyone with information on the suspects’ whereabouts is asked to contact White Rock RCMP at 778-593-3600.

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