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Louisville man accused of burglarizing apartment of elderly woman

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Tyler Scott Vessels (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Tyler Scott Vessels (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they've arrested a man after he stole prescription medication from an elderly woman on a walker while her back was turned.

According to an arrest warrant, it happened on April 11.

Police say 24-year-old Tyler S. Vessels lived in the same apartment complex as the elderly victim. While the woman was using a walker to take trash out to the dumpster, police say Vessels saw her, then rushed into her apartment, looking over his shoulder to see where she was.

When the victim returned to her apartment, three bottles of prescription medication were missing from a table in her living room, according to the arrest warrant.

Police say Vessels initially denied entering her apartment, but when confronted with surveillance video showing him going inside, he admitted to entering, though he claimed he was a "regular visitor."

The elderly woman allegedly told police that Vessels was not a "regular visitor," though his girlfriend sometimes cleaned her home, and both of them had been at her doorway recently.

A warrant was issued for Vessels' arrest on Wednesday, June 3. He was taken into custody by Louisville Metro Police on Monday, July 20. He is charged with second degree burglary, as well as theft by unlawful taking.

That's not the only burglary Vessels is accused of. According to another arrest report, Vessels is responsible for four other burglaries as well.

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