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POLICE: Man burglarizes Anchorage home in less than 60 seconds

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ANCHORAGE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Anchorage Police have sent out an email warning neighbors to be on the lookout for a thief.

Forest School Lane is a dead end road that’s typically used only by residents and delivery trucks – but last Friday an unwelcome guest hit the upscale neighborhood.

"I saw three Anchorage policemen standing around and they just asked me if I saw anything suspicious going on," said one neighbor.

That's because despite the obvious security measures and alarm systems, one of the homes in her neighborhood still became a target.

"Our street seems to be very popular," she said.

The neighbor who spoke with WDRB did not want to be identified but was one of several residents who received an email from the police chief (you can read it below).

The letter says the suspect waited for the homeowner to leave and then kicked in a side door, and within 60 seconds left with some jewelry.

We're not showing the exact location of the crime in our video to protect the homeowners’ privacy – but their neighbor says this is not uncommon.

“December seems to be a very popular month for us to get burglarized so we're doing extra precautions, extra door locks," she said.

Another concern for residents is the fact that just on the other side of some bamboo bushes are the railroad tracks and a road – that could be potentially easy access for criminals.

“We've been told that it seems to be an easy out if there's an accomplice waiting in a car they can get out of here pretty quick and be invisible by climbing the fence," she said.

If they're not breaking in, the thieves could be stealing from outside the home – like packages sitting in plain sight on the porch.

"Neighbors are always watching out for each other," said the resident.

As for Friday's crime, police are still looking for a white Ford F-150 with chrome mirrors and grill. The suspect is white, with a beard, and wore a hat with the word PRIME on it.

In their email to neighbors, police say the suspect could have been working in the area as a contractor.

If you see him or know who he is you’re asked to call Anchorage Police at 244-0562.

LETTER FROM CHIEF DEAN HAYES:

A burglary occurred last Friday on Forest School Lane involving the subject and vehicle in the attached photos (below).  The vehicle has been identified as a Ford F150 stepside with a white hard shell cover on the bed.  It has chrome side view mirrors with a chrome grill.  Exact year has not been identified yet. 

The suspect is a white male with a beard, jeans and a hoodie sweatshirt with unknown writing on the front.  He was wearing a brown and orange hat.  It is possible the word PRIME with a small triangle is on the front.  Maybe you have seen him as part of a landscaping crew, tree trimmers, painters, contractors, etc.

SYNOPSIS:  As the homeowner was getting ready to pull out of the driveway, this vehicle drove by the driveway and past the house. The homeowner left the residence and the suspect vehicle then returned 1 minute later and pulled into the driveway.  The suspect walked up to the front door, rang the doorbell then knocked loudly 3 times.  Believing no one to be at home he backed his vehicle to the side of the house and kicked in the side door.  The alarm activated and the suspect was in and out of the house in 1 minute.  Suspect found a small amount of jewelry and left cash and electronics that were in plain view.

If this suspect or vehicle look familiar please contact us at 244-0562.  We need your help.  Please watch for this vehicle and call us if you see it. 

Thank you for your assistance.

Chief Dean Hayes

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