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Police: Rash of car break-ins has police looking to community

By: Melissa Etezadi Email
By: Melissa Etezadi Email

MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Police say there have been roughly 20 car break-ins in just under two weeks throughout Madison county. "A handful of them occurring early Thursday morning in the Walnut Grove community," explains Madison County Sheriff Deputy, Willard Reardon.

Victims of the crime spree say they are frustrated, "they seemed to know what they were doing, they smashed out the window and then didn't even unlock my car door," explains Glenn Felts, one of the dozens of victims.

Officials telling me they believe the same individual or individuals are responsible for the crime spree. They say in each case the car window was broken out and random items.

"The items they stolen range from loose change to sunglasses and electronics," explains Deputy Reardon.

"We're really glad that at 11:30 last night my son had come down and taken his wallet out of the van," explains Angie Elkins, another victim who lives in the Walnut Grove community. "Were really glad that wasn't taken cause that would've been taken as well."

Officials are now turning to the community for help- asking those in and around Madison county to keep their eyes and ears open for any suspicious activity. "We are asking those in the Walnut Grove community to come forward if they saw anything or if they have surveillance that might have caught the criminals in the act. "

Sheriffs office wants to remind everyone they can remain anonymous.

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