Georgetown business closing because of burglaries

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WKYT) - A Scott County business owner is closing up shop after his store was broken into twice within a couple of months.

Mickey Kelly says he was living his dream, owning his own hunting and fishing shop.

"I think it's a great thing for kids to get involved with and for families to do together," he said Tuesday as he packed up his inventory at MK Outdoors.

But that dream took a hit in March, when his store, was broken into.

"The door had been shattered in, one of my cases had been shattered in, and they didn't take anything really of any value, but they took away my security," he said.

Then it happened again. Over the weekend someone shattered his front window and stole a shotgun.

The thieves got away with a few hundred dollars in merchandise, but Kelly says they've cost him thousands of dollars with the damage they've caused.

"They stole about five hundred dollars worth of stuff and done somewhere around thirty-five hundred and four thousand dollars in damage to get it."

Leaving him with no choice but to pack up his inventory and shut down the business.

"It was really made for me when they busted my window out the second time," he said. "There was no way that I could succeed if this was going to continue and there's nothing I can do to stop it."

He says what he'll miss most is the work he did with local charities, teaching children how to fish.

"This was my dream and I wanted to share it with everybody and now it's done," he said.

Georgetown Police say they are investigating both burglaries and have evidence from each of the crime scenes.

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