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Crime alert: Police investigate home break-ins in Chevy Chase

By: Brittany Pelletz Email
By: Brittany Pelletz Email

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Police say two burglaries took place in the Chevy Chase neighborhood over the weekend. In one of them, a woman was attacked.

Lexington Police were called out to a home on Romany Road on Friday after a woman returned home to find several of her electronics were missing.

On Saturday, police tell us they were called out to a home on Cochran Road after a woman reported an intruder assaulted her. According to police, a woman returned from the grocery store to find a man rummaging through her refrigerator. When confronted, the man allegedly struck her multiple times in the face. She tells police her dog bit the suspect before he ran away with food and some of her clothes.

Right now, police do not believe these two break-ins are connected.

"The fact that in one case the gentleman was going for food and clothing. The fact that in the other case the suspect was going for electronics. That leads us to believe that these are two very different cases that are likely not connected despite the fact they were in closer proximity to each other," said Lexington Police spokesperson Sherelle Roberts.

Jacky Space is the woman that lives in the Romany Road home that was burglarized. She is now investing in an alarm system and says after two incidents in her neighborhood, she's not taking any more chances, "Let's just say, I'm started to go to the gun range in a couple days. I'm just going to start preparing myself. You know, as a mom with kids."

Space says that her door was kicked in while she wasn't home.

Despite what police say, Space believes that the burglar is the same intruder that assaulted her neighbor, "He knew that she was not there. I mean unfortunately she came home and he was in he home. But he still saw her leave. So we're being watched."

She also thinks that the burglar is being selective with the homes he targets. "It's just ironic that they're both women. Single. Knowing when we're not home. I think it's connected," says Space.

So far police have very few leads and are asking for help from the public. If you have any information, you are encouraged to call Lexington Police.

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