A thief is trying to clean up by targeting laundry rooms.
Topeka Police say they've had 14 reports so far this year of thefts from coin-operated laundry machines. All of the thefts happened at apartment complex laundry rooms. Police say the thief takes the coin box, often damaging the washer or dryer in the process.
Police describe one possible suspect as a black man in his 30s, about 5'8" with short dreadlocks.
Anyone with information about the thefts should call Topeka Police detectives at 785-368-9400 or Crimestoppers anonymously at 785-234-0007.