BULAN, Ky. (WYMT)- After coming home Monday morning to find her house ransacked, Margaret Brown is picking up the pieces.
“They took guns about $30-40,000 worth of jewelry. I had a safe bolted in to the floor; they pried that and took that away. I'm not sure what else they've taken,” Brown said.
Brown has lived in her Bulan home for the past 16 years and has never been burglarized before, but believes the thieves may be familiar with her home.
“It has to be someone local, they went straight to the bedroom and knew where everything was at,” Brown added.
Perry County Chief Deputy Tony Eversole says thieves often pray on the items taken from this home because they are easy to pawn, sell or trade for drugs.
“Stuff like that, people do not retain the serial numbers and that helps the crooks and hurts the victims,” Eversole said.
Brown is looking into a home monitoring system and is offering a $1,000 reward. But for now, she has one thing to say to the people who have shaken her sense of security.
“I hope they really enjoy it. I hope they are guilty every time they look at every piece they stole that my mother wore to her death,” Brown said.
Officials with the Perry County Sheriff’s Office say they will show you how to beef up security at your home.
To find out more or if you have information in Brown’s case, call the sheriff’s office at 606-439-4523.