Police say the machines are valued between $400 and $1,500 each. Summerville Police Capt. Jon Rogers says investigators think the thieves are after the money in the coin-operated machines.
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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