Woman says man responsible for east end break-ins stole from her after his release
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (WDRB) -- 33-year-old Joshua Lee is charged with at least 6 counts of theft in Louisville and after bailing out of jail, the New Albany resident is suspected of more break-ins in southern Indiana.
A New Albany woman who didn't want to be identified said she was running an errand on Monday when two men broke into her home, stealing at least $5,000 worth of jewelry and medication.
"I guess they put the screw driver right in here. It busted open in there," she explained as she indicates where she says someone broke in.
"They took off running around the house, they took off this way and through that stop sign and went straight through there and I took off, but I lost them," she told us.
She believes one of the men is Joshua Lee, who was just released from jail after police say he broke into several cars in east Louisville. "I seen him. His nephew was in the car with me and my grandson and he said that's my uncle that just got out of jail today!"
Lee appeared in Floyd County court Wednesday and a judge extended his probation by a year, but for unknown reasons. There was no mention of any new charges.
"I don't understand why they're not in jail. They told me there's not even a court date yet." The woman said she doesn't expect to get any of her belongings or medication back.
She says she's fighting cancer and now she has to try and get several prescriptions re-filled.
She thinks she was a target because of her medicine.
"I'm dying and I guess they thought they was narcotics and kept them but they're not. They're cancer pills,"she said.
"I don't care if I get my stuff or money back but I do want justice."
The woman wants Lee and whoever he's working with to be prosecuted.
Lee has a court date for his Louisville thefts July 29.
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