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LMPD: Thieves targeting Louisville-area RadioShacks

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Deandre Hoskins, courtesy: LMPD Deandre Hoskins, courtesy: LMPD
LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) -- A string of radio shack robberies and break ins in the Louisville area continues, even after two arrests.

UPDATE: Police have released another suspect. LMPD detectives say they are now seeking Deandre Hoskins in connection to the radio shack break-ins.

There's been a burglary, two armed robberies and at least three break-ins within just a few weeks.

The first was the RadioShack on New Cut Road in south Louisville. We're told the employees there have been robbed at gun point twice. The first time was June 13.

We're told three suspects in their 20's entered demanding cash while stealing merchandise.

Then, the same thing happened on July 17.

This time just two suspects entered the store, but employees tell Sgt. Josh Carr of LMPD's robbery unit they showed guns and covered their faces.

"They were armed in both cases. The suspects were armed with hand guns, displayed the hand guns, demanded property they wanted and left," said Carr.

Both times, the suspects got away with an unknown amount of money and items such as cell phones.

Across town at the store in St. Matthews, there have been reports of at least three break-ins on July 8, 11 and 21.

On the 8th the suspects got away with money and merchandise again.

On the 11th, they got caught.

22-year-old Todd Richards and 18-year-old Devonte Hoskins were arrested in connection to the break-ins but they continued.

On July 21, detectives say there was another attempt at the St. Matthews store.

This time, they didn't make off with anything.

Then just a few days ago, on July 23, the Radio Shack in Middletown was burglarized. There, the suspects got away with an undetermined amount of money.

A wooden board now covers the window they broke.

A source says the reason this keeps happening is because Radio Shack stores don't have the right security measures, making them an easy target.

When we asked Radio Shack Corporate about that, they said: "Radio Shack does not comment on ongoing investigations and defers all media inquiries to local authorities."

Police said until they find all suspects involved, store employees should be observant and alert.

"Be vigilant, cooperate and try to be as good a witness as you can for police when we get there."

LMPD is investigating and hasn't ruled out a connection among the three.

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