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Community fights back after rash of burglaries

For close to a year a community at the Fayette and Jessamine county line has been dealing with thieves. Friday night the folks who live there sat down with police to try and figure out what can be done to stop it.

Gary Sorrell, an elder at Mt. Eden Christian Church, says four air conditioners were stolen from the church last June. Replacing them cost the church $26,000 says Sorrell, while the thieves probably made about $100.

Sorrell says it would be one thing if this was an isolated incident. But he says people in the community are reporting ATV's, electronics, and other items being stolen from around the area. "They're going in peoples houses too. That's going to be a problem down the line."

He's hoping Friday nights meeting between the community and police could put an end to the problem for everyone. Folks in the neighborhood say the crimes have influenced the way they live their lives.

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