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Cops Bust Men Suspected of Stealing Cash From Queens Laundry Rooms

 Two suspects were caught on Wednesday morning, cops said.
Cops Arrest Suspected Thieves Stealing Cash From Laundry Rooms in Queens
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QUEENS — It wasn't a clean getaway.

Cops caught two Brooklyn men who they say are linked to a burglary spree in which thieves broke into Queens apartment buildings to steal money from laundry room change machines.

The suspects — Donavin Wright, 24, and Henry Thomas, 54, who live in the same Bedford-Stuyvesant building — were arrested on Wednesday at 2:40 a.m., cops said.

Police said that the men may be linked to more than a dozen break-ins at apartment buildings in Forest Hills, Rego Park and Jackson Heights.

In most instances, the burglars broke into buildings in the middle of the night, stealing unspecified amount of cash from the machines, cops said.

In some cases, they burglarized several buildings on the same night.

The spree began on April 18, when the suspects broke into a building on Saunders Street in Rego Park, police said.

The most recent break-in occurred on May 20 at Austin Street and 77th Road in Forest Hills.

Early that morning, one of the suspects entered the building and removed the key box from the front lobby, cops said.

He then used the key to enter the laundry room where he unsuccessfully tried to remove the cash box. He later fled the scene, police said.

The suspects' images were caught on surveillance camera.

Wright was charged with burglary and Thomas was charged with burglary and criminal possession of stolen property, cops said.