Shively Police searching for burglar who broke into pawn store through roof
They have reason to believe he's burglarized more than one store in the Louisville area and they're looking for information that can help them locate the burglar.
Friday, November 28th 2014, 4:20 pm EST
Friday, November 28th 2014, 4:43 pm EST
LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) -- Shively Police say a man broke into a Cash America store on Dixie Highway around 5:00 a.m. on Nov. 4.
"Officers responded to it like we normally do, checked the perimeter and couldn't find any signs of forced entry at that time," said Sgt. Josh Myers, Shively Police.
Myers said officers thought it was a false alarm.
Then, a second alarm went off just minutes later at the same location.
"The second time we responded, one of the managers of the store met the officers there. They were doing an additional perimeter check," he said.
That's when he said the manager and an officer started to go in the back door of the business.
"When they opened it, there was a suspect inside. He immediately closed the door, we set up a perimeter," said Myers, but the suspect was able to escape because he didn't use the door to get in.
"Unbeknownst to us at the time -- his point of access -- he had actually cut a hole in the roof, which is why the officer didn't discover anything on the first trip to the business. Apparently he exited through the same hole he had entered through and before we could get enough officers on scene he had jumped down from the roof and fled across the street on foot," Myers told WDRB.
Surveillance video shows the man inside the store. Myers said the video shows the man trying to access the gun safe but the suspect only got away with cash.
Myers said LMPD is working similar burglary cases.
"I do know there have been other burglaries with the same MO of the cutting the hole in the roof," he said.
Police hope evidence collected at the scene will help them find the rooftop burglar.
"We did find some items of clothing that we've collected and are being processed for DNA. Hopefully that will shed some light on who our suspect is," he said.
If you know anything about the crime, you're asked to call Crimestoppers at 582-clue.
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