Car Wash Plaza robbed, left with thousands of dollars worth of damage

SPOKANE, Wash. — The Car Wash Plaza on Fourth and Thor was robbed Wednesday morning and left with thousands of dollars in damage after one of their machines was destroyed.

Several hundred dollars was stolen from one of its pay kiosks, but worse than that was the thieves destroyed a $6,000 machine to get the money.

“The damage always out-exceeds any monetary value that they get out of it,” said owner John Hansen.

Car Wash Plaza is asking for help identifying the thieves or the vehicle they were in; the vehicle is a Jeep with a custom front bumper, no license plate, with the words ‘Rough Country’ on the driver’s front fender.

Spokane Police are investigating the crime.

Editor’s note: A previous quote from the owner says the car wash suffered $60,000 in damage, but the machine destroyed was actually worth $6,000.