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POLICE: Louisville woman broke into firearms dealership

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Joey Ruddock (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Joey Ruddock (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police have arrested a woman accused of breaking into a local firearms dealership and trying to steal weapons.

Police say a business owner spotted 44-year-old Joey S. Ruddock inside a business at the corner of Bardstown Road and Action Avenue shortly before 6 a.m. on Monday.

When officers responded to the scene, they confronted Ruddock and she allegedly admitted to being in the building. Police say her cell phone was found on the roof, next to a window that had been broken and pulled open.

Surveillance video captured two people on the property, according to the arrest report.

Police say two businesses inside the building were broken into -- one of which was a federally licensed firearms dealer. Ruddock and an unnamed accomplice allegedly took an axe from the business and tried to break open a safe containing cash and an antique firearm dating back to the year 1911.

Police say they found a bag in the "common area" of the building, containing several "special weapons," gun magazines, cash, firearm accessories, jewelry and clothing.

Ruddock was arrested and charged with two counts of burglary, according to her arrest report. Information on her alleged accomplice is not immediately available.

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