Clean getaway: Police seeking couple in connection with laundromat purse theft

Photo courtesy of Lincoln Park Police Department

Photo courtesy of Lincoln Park Police Department

This man and woman are sought by police in connection with a purse theft Sept. 29 at Millennium Coin Laundry in Lincoln Park.

LINCOLN PARK — Police are seeking a man and a woman believed to have taken a purse about 12:40 p.m. Sept. 29 from a woman doing her wash at Millennium Coin Laundry, 969 Southfield Road.

She said she was there with her husband and was folding clothes when she went to get her purse out of a laundry basket. It wasn’t there, and she panicked briefly before talking to the manager.

The manager said two people who were doing laundry behind the victim had grabbed their clothes and left, heading east on Southfield. They had left their jackets behind, however.

Surveillance video showed a woman taking the purse out of the basket.

The purse was found shortly afterward in the alley behind the business. An MP3 player valued at $300 was taken, as was $30 cash, a checkbook, two debit cards, a cell phone valued at $100, a driver’s license and personal items.

The female suspect was described as a white, about 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing between 120 to 130 pounds, between 18 and 20 years old with blond hair in a ponytail. She was wearing blue jeans and a dark top.

The male also is between 18 and 20 years old, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing about 150 pounds with dark brown hair in a crew cut. He wore all black clothing.

Tips can be called into the Lincoln Park Detective Bureau at (313) 381-8378 or e-mailed to