California Laundromat Owner Moves Family to Alabama After Repeated Burglaries

August 14, 2022

For more than a generation, Derek Thoms and his family owned a number of laundromats in California. However, his laundromats were burglarized 12 times in the last six months. Within a week, thieves stole $5,000 in quarters and destroyed an $11,000 change machine. Although they were all caught on camera, Thoms says nothing's been done. His final straw was when thieves came to his home and tried to steal his truck. He and his family decided to move 2,000 miles away to Alabama.