What motivates criminals to risk going to jail with the odd things they do? It can leave honest citizens scratching their heads. This case in Palisade is proving to be one of those.

Crime Stoppers of Mesa County reports that sometime between 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 25 and 5:30 a.m. on Monday, March 26, a man broke into Palisade Cleaners at 542 Iowa Avenue.

Video surveillance from the business revealed the trespasser is a white male with white hair and a goatee. In the video, he was wearing a black and white jacket.

Why this man broke into a dry cleaning business no one can completely figure out. What could he possibly want to steal? Someone's dirty laundry? Previously worn but freshly cleaned clothes? Clothes hangers or plastic to cover his dress clothes? If he was looking for cash, a cleaning business isn't the place where there's likely to be a lot of it.

Crime Stoppers of Mesa County

Until the guy is caught, there won't be any answers. So, if you recognize the person in the photo, call the Palisade Police Department 970-464-5601 or make an anonymous report to Crime Stoppers of Mesa County at 970-241-7867.

If your information leads to an arrest, you will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 which can be collected anonymously. Plus, we might learn what prompted this man to go to the cleaners after hours.