Man accused of burglarizing washing machines

December 29, 2008 5:08:22 PM PST
An Aurora man is accused of burglarizing coin-operated washing machines and dryers in laundry rooms around the west suburb.Kevin Richardson, 48, is charged with four counts of burglary and two counts of theft by possession.

Police say they found several washer and dryer parts in his home. They believe Richardson pried the tops off 11 machines to steal the coins.

The machines were in laundry rooms at five different apartment complexes in Aurora.

Richardson is also accused of stealing a newspaper vending box valued at $700.