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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Jeffersontown Police are asking local residents to be on the lookout for two women suspected of multiple car break-ins across the state of Kentucky.
The break-ins, which began in September, have taken place in Lexington, Louisville, Jeffersontown, Elizabethtown and Bowling Green. Police say IDs, credit cards, purses and checks were stolen from various vehicles in those areas. The thieves then cashed the stolen checks using stolen identification cards.
"They seem to be going down the I-64 pipeline, to Lexington, cutting down to I-65 and cutting down south," said Detective Steve Fisher. With the checks cashed at Jeffersontown and Louisville area banks, Fisher and his team are leading the statewide investigation. "Having your identity stolen is one thing, but having your identity stolen to be used to cash another stolen item, that's something else."
Police estimate the total amount lost in the thefts to be $8,000. Fisher says in all, six to seven checks have been cashed worth about $1,000 each.
Two unidentified females have been linked to those crimes, according to police. Their pictures can be viewed at right.
Police say the two women have been photographed at multiple banks, with the same woman driving and the same woman as the passenger every time.
Anyone with any information on the suspects' identity is asked to contact Jeffersontown Police at (502) 267-0503.