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Local business upgrades surveillance system just in time to capture burglar on camera

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If you know anything about either suspect, you are asked to call police. If you know anything about either suspect, you are asked to call police.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police are looking for the man who burglarized a local family business and the woman who cashed one of the stolen checks.

Ken Mulch, a landscaping business along Outer Loop, has been broken into several times over the years, so the owners decided to install a new security system in July. They're hoping the surveillance cameras will help solve the case. 

Co-owner Ross Smallwood says the suspect was inside the building for 72 seconds. 

The clear video shows the man trying to break in the front door on Nov. 14. He ends up getting in through a side door and into the office. Police say he got away with records and checks. 

It was a few days later that a woman cashed one of those stolen checks and pocketed nearly $400, according to LMPD Detective Robert Jones.  

"She went back on Nov. 23 trying to cash another one," he explained. 

That time it didn't work. Jones say the woman used a fake ID but didn't completely cover her tracks. Her photo was also taken during the alleged crime. 

"Obviously, the guy that broke-in stole the checks and somehow (they) got in her hands," Jones told WDRB News. "So we're at this point thinking they work together." 

Jones says at least one of them may have broken the law in the past. You can see the burglar made sure he wouldn't leave any finger prints behind. 

"It shows he planned this, bringing the surgical gloves with him and we don't get that too often," Jones explained. "It's kind of odd to us. He's probably done this before." 

Smallwood says he wants those business records back and that his family should be able to feel safe on their own property. 

Detectives are hopeful the images will lead to arrests. 

"The self satisfaction to know that I've got a good, clean shot of the gentleman that the police can use, that news reporters can use, to disperse is very satisfying," Smallwood said. 

If you recognize either suspect, you're asked to call the police tip line at 574-LMPD. 

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