Neighborhood on edge after uptick in car break-ins

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - "This is all the tinted and broken glass all over my seat," said Andy Minor as he pointed to his car on Dorset Drive.

Lexington police say Minor is one of several people in the Cardinal Valley neighborhood who are picking up scattered glass from shattered car windows.

Minor says his laptop and watch were stolen from the car parked in front of his home.

He says it didn't take him long to realize one of his neighbors' cars on Dorset Drive was also missing something.

"I noticed his car window was smashed in. That would've been the fifth car from what the police officer told me," he said.

Minor says because police don't have any leads at this point he's doing what he can to find the person responsible.

He’s put up dozens of flyers around the neighborhood, offering a $500 reward for information about the break-in.

The uptick in car break-ins has Minor and others who work in the neighborhood on edge.

"I just can't believe that someone would do something like that," said Mikhail Proctor.

Minor said, "I'm going to get a security camera and aim it at the front of the house."

He thinks the cars in the neighborhood were randomly hit so he says he's hitting back with the flyers, hoping it changes his luck.

"I'm Irish so that streak is going to stop in about a month with St. Patrick's Day," he said smiling.

Minor asks anyone with information about the break-ins to call him at (859) 489 – 9454.

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