BEREA, Ky. (WKYT)- When Clifton Moore moved into his Elm Street home 6 years ago, he says it was quiet. Now, he says it's riddled with crime.
"Just last week, 5 homes were broken into or attempted break-ins; 3 vehicles last night were gotten into," a frustrated Moore explained while looking out his front window.
He says this is the case weekly; folks coming in the middle of the night to snag anything and everything they can.
"If it's not nailed down, they take it. It's just ridiculous. We're at wits end."
While Moore and many others in the area have formed a neighborhood watch, Police officers say they're well-aware of the problem. Just days ago, police say they chased a man trying to break into a garage.
"When he saw officers, he took off running," Sgt. Jake Reed of the Berea Police Department said. "Our officers atttempted to catch the person, but he went into the woods."
"They have to catch 'em," Moore said. "If they don't there's nothing they can do."
But Moore says he's confident eventually, someone will get caught.
"We watch and watch and watch; we're gonna catch 'em. Just hasn't happened yet."
In Addition to extra patrols, the folks who live on Elm say they want to see neighborhood watch signs go up.
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