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LMPD: Business burglarized 3 times in less than a month

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - After getting hit by burglars three times in less than a month, police say a Fern Creek area business is out around $36,000. Police are now asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects captured on surveillance cameras and locating the equipment they stole.

"In this one, you see, he casually walks in, he cuts the locks, he knows exactly what cages to go to," LMPD Detective Rodney Underwood says about one of the men on surveillance video from May 5th. Underwood says a GreenScapes building holding lawn equipment was broken into that day and on April 15 and April 28. Detectives say about 60 backpack blowers and grass trimmers were taken.

"It was always right after they had purchased new stuff. They replenished old equipment, a break in occurs, they replace it -- within a week it was stolen again," Underwood said. He believes there could be clues in the surveillance video as to who's involved. A suspect's actions in the video may indicate inside knowledge about the business, according to Underwood.

"The person comes in, they're covered with bandanas, gloves, they walk in, they walk back out backwards to avoid the camera. No one knew about the camera except for a few of us and obviously the guy in the dark hoodie," Underwood said about the May 5 video. He says that particular camera was installed after the first two burglaries.

At a different angle, you can also see the suspect in the dark hoodie counting what's been pulled out of the building. "Most people that break in and steal things, they don't count equipment, they just count it and run," Underwood said.

The southeast Jefferson County business says that equipment was worth more than $35,000. GreenScapes President Cory Rudolph sent a statement to WDRB saying in part: "We would like to offer a $5,000 reward for information, arrest and conviction of the people involved in this crime. We feel confident in Louisville Metro Police and especially the detectives working this case. We want to keep our community safe and feel its in the best interest to offer any help needed."

Police say two pieces of equipment have been recovered from a man who tried taking them to a pawn shop but no arrests have yet been made. If you have information about the case, you're asked to call the LMPD tip line at 574-LMPD.

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