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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - A thief made a clean getaway after stealing clothes from a dry cleaner. Police are investigating this odd heist, as customers wonder how the thieves pulled it off. "It was the quinttessential little black dress for a woman," said Carolyn McLean, longtime Concord Custom Cleaners customer.
McLean did not buy her expensive designer dress to wear once. She wore it every chance she had, even to this year's Derby. But when she dropped it off at her usual dry cleaning store in Middletown, it was the last time she saw it. "I'm kicking myself because iI did not go and pick up my dress earlier. It sat there since Derby. and if I had gone and gotten it, it would not have been stolen," said McLean.
She got a call this week, from the manager of the dry cleaning store. "Someone just in the middle of the night punched through the glass door, reached around, undid the lock, let themselves in, no alarm" McLean said, of her conversation with the store manager, "and unloaded 75% of the store. And I saw it was empty, you know the racks with the clothes, there was barely anything in there."
She says the heist is unusual, "I'm wondering what are they going to do with all of these clothes? are they going to sell them on e-bay, craigslist? I don't know!" McLean also wonders how the culprit or culprits pulled it off. "I'm just wondering how long did it take to unload an entire store into a car or truck and what the value is on those clothes, what do they do with them?"
The manager would not comment on camera, but McLean says she was able to file an insurance claim at the store for reimbursement. "It's never happened to me before, and I don't blame them. But they needed better security no alarm, according to the manager."
Police are working with the store, and it is still unclear if businesses nearby may have captured any activity on surveillance video.