BOYLE COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Some people say they've live there for years ad never worried about crime until now. They're on alert after a string of burglaries at home in their neighborhood in Boyle County.
The Boyle County sheriff's office says this week burglars have hit homes in the Kings Mill Road and Gwinn Island Circle areas near Herrington Lake.
John Garrett, one of the victims, says "You don't think that would happen around here."
Most on Kings Mill Road near Danville say their neighborhood is usually the kind of place you can leave your window open and doors unlocked at night, but not anymore.
Garrett says, "Now it just devastates you. You don't know if someone is in your home when you come back home. Trying to hurt you, they might be on drugs."
Thieves hit at least five homes on Kings Mill late Monday, then on Thursday three unoccupied homes were it on Gwinn Island Circle Road.
Reed Sanders lives in the area and says, "There were in the garage, they took a pair of gloves and later discarded them around the corner."
In one cause someone was at home, though. Police are calling that a home invasion.
An elderly woman met her intruder as they were stealing her TV and laptop computer, but she wasn't hurt.
Neighbors say, "They've got a lot of courage, if you want to call it that. Very brazen.""
Flat screen TV's and jewelry were taken in most thefts, but it's what was left behind that has some scratching their heads.
"They said that one house they left a gun laying on a bed. I don't know what they were after. Lot of jewelry left."
Police say they have no suspects in the crimes.
The Boyle County sheriff's office says deputies will be increasing patrols in the area.