Crooks Hit Dozens Of Homes In Kentucky Town

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Break-ins are once again on the rise in one Kentucky community and police are asking for your help to stop the stealing.

It's happening in the community of Maysville in Mason County and this is not the first time.

Just last summer, we reported on a string of burglaries in the same community.

Now the crimes are back on the rise.

Since November, there have been more than 40 burglaries or attempted burglaries reported -- most of them in the city's east end.

"They seem to be happening during the day and the burglars are using the same method to get in, kicking in the backdoor," said Officer Cullen Thomas with the Maysville Police Department.

Officer Thomas says most of the reports coming in include missing electronics, jewelry, money and small hand-held items.

"Basically anything people can get their hands on and make a quick getaway," said Officer Thomas.

One family, the Barnoskis, who live on Broadway Street have been hit twice in about a one-month period.

"I still can't believe it, first they hit us just before Christmas," said Michelle Barnoski. "Then just a week after, they hit us again."

They are missing thousands of dollars worth of property including many of their children's Christmas gifts.

"It's been a difficult time for my family. We haven't been able to sleep. My kids are terrified," she went on to say.

Police have stepped up patrols in the areas where most of the thefts have been reported.

If you have any information about these burglaries, you are asked to call Maysville Police at (606) 564-9411. Your tips can be left anonymously.

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