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Thieves try to clean up, steal coin-operated clothes dryers, say S.C. cops

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(CBS/AP) SUMMERVILLE, S.C. - Some thieves in southeast South Carolina apparently hope to clean up by stealing coin-operated clothes dryers, according to police.

Summerville police say more than a dozen of the coin-stuffed machines have been stolen from apartment complexes in the area in recent weeks.

Police say the machines are valued between $400 and $1,500 each.

Officers say the thieves hit one apartment complex two days in a row, taking four dryers and a washing machine. Five dryers were taken from another complex.

The thefts started last month. No arrests have been made.

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