Crime seems to find car washes nearly as often as dirty vehicles do. Here’s a round-up of a handful of crimes that took place at local car washes throughout the country for the month of March.
Albuquerque police are investigating the fatal shooting of a motorcyclist at a car wash there this month. The story is a sad one where a heated argument led to a senseless shooting. Reports show the victim was at a car wash washing his motorcycle when another man in an SUV pulled up. The man in the SUV must have felt the motorcyclist was taking too long in the bay because next they were arguing and at some point the man drew a gun and shot the motorcyclist. The investigation continues as police look for the gunman.
And arson is suspected in a recent car wash fire in which a group of teens were seen messing around the front of a business. The blaze did some serious damage to the business. The investigation into the fire continues.
Plus a woman has been charged in a theft spree after police say she was targeting car washes. The woman and her ex boyfriend were caught on surveillance cameras breaking into the same car wash on three separate occasions. There were also attempted burglaries at the same location. The young woman is facing serious time if convicted.