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Burglars target Laurel County army reservist


LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) -- We're tracking a crime alert in Laurel County.

An army reservist tells us he returned to his home only to find two people had broken in and stole is yellow Hummer!

He had just dropped off his wife at work, and returned home to find two strangers inside piling up his things at the front door.

"I couldn't believe it. Everybody knows me on this road. They would know better."

As a member of the Army Reserves, William Tuttle is trained to defend himself. He ran to get his pistol, and chased the two robbers, who by then were taking off in Tuttle's yellow Hummer.

"I ran down the sidewalk and after my Hummer. They didn't stop, so I fired off several rounds. I think at least one hit the side because I found some yellow paint chips on the driveway."

Laurel County investigators believe the robbers knew Tuttle's daily routine.

"They had to know his routine. They must have known his routine, and knew when he was going to work."

In addition to the yellow Hummer with military plates, Tuttle says he's only missing a blue ray DVD player. But something else, maybe more important, is now gone from his home.

"Being violated, have strangers in my house. People I did not know were inside my home, and that's not good."

The robbers were wearing hoodies, and may have been dropped off to rob the house. They are considered dangerous.


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