Digital TV Thefts

By: Denny Trease Email
By: Denny Trease Email

As of June 12, anyone who still has an old analog TV won't be able to watch it because every station in the country will be broadcasting in digital.

That means more and more people are buying digital TV's right now and unfortunately, more and more people are stealing them as well.

3 houses in three weeks have been burglarized in Robertson County, and in all three cases a digital TV was taken.

Janell Pitts, who lives in the home hit most recently, says their TV was the only thing stolen.

"My wedding rings were lying on the desk in the bedroom. I had all kinds of necklaces and chains, a blueberry, VCR's and money. It would have been a heyday for a regular thief, but I guess they were just looking for one particular thing, and it happened to be the most important thing for my husband," she said.

Janell is pretty certain that stealing their TV was not a one man job.

"It took three of us to put it in so I'd say it took a couple of them to get it out. It was a 46 inch Sony. They got in by breaking the glass in the basement door and took the TV right back out through that opening in the glass," she said.

The area around Mt. Olivet in Robertson County is normally a place of peace and quiet where neighbors feel safe, but Janell Pitts says, "I've lived my whole life in the county, and this is the first time I've ever been robbed. It makes me wonder now that they know what else I have, will they come back, so I've not been sleeping very well."

Sheriff Randy Insko is urging people buying digital TV's not to put the box out with the trash because that's an open invitation to thieves, but the Pitts family burned the box when they purchased their TV, and they were still burglarized. Obviously, there are no guarantees when it comes to thieves.


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  • by Carol Location: Mt. Olivet on Mar 6, 2009 at 05:31 AM
    The blueberry is just another version of the blackberry you stupid fools. Get updated on your technology before you start making stupid comments.
  • by Jeb Location: KY on Mar 6, 2009 at 05:18 AM
    Yeah, what's a blueberry? I'm an old coot and I know it's called a blackberry...LOL! Unless they came up with a new electronic gizmo that we don't know about. I"m still laughing at that...A BLUEBERRY!
  • by Anonymous on Mar 5, 2009 at 07:39 AM
    UH, what's a blueberry???
  • by grumpy on Mar 5, 2009 at 04:28 AM
    you cant lock a crook out he will get in if they want to
  • by SGT Howard on Mar 5, 2009 at 04:10 AM
    some folks need to be took out and horse whipped, there is nothing sacred anymore, need to start putting them in front of the courthouse and stoning some and they might get the idea
  • by Kimpossible Location: Winchester on Mar 4, 2009 at 07:40 PM
    You know what? I wonder where these folks purchased their TVs and if there is a correlation - especially if thieves know about the TVs even when the box is destroyed.
  • by Michelle Location: Lexington on Mar 4, 2009 at 05:10 PM
    Imagine that....they even left a BLUEBERRY!

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