Police looking for burglary suspects pretending to work for roofing company
Police are looking for three suspects they believe are involved in up to a dozen home burglaries in December.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police are looking for three suspects they believe are involved in up to a dozen home burglaries that happened in December across the city of Louisville.
On Dec. 30, they say the suspect shown in the attached image pushed his way into an elderly woman's home in Lyndon when she answered the door. Police say he stole money from the victim's wallet and possibly jewelry.
"It's kinda scary. She's probably the sweetest lady in the entire neighborhood and everybody looks out for her, but it kinda makes you wonder what could happen to your place," said Matt Alliston, the victim's neighbor.
Matt Alliston says there's always people stopping by his neighborhood looking for work, but it's usually harmless.
"Cutting trees down, or doing lawn work or anything like that, but I've never really noticed people that I felt were bad people walking through the neighborhood," Allison says.
Until his neighbor became a victim.
The suspect was caught on home surveillance video and appears to be driving a black Chevy pick-up (possibly a Chevy Silverado model) that had chrome door handles and a chrome gas cap.
The victim was a 90-year-old woman.
"I think somebody capitalized on that and tried to take advantage of her," Alliston said.
"I would kinda be enraged. That's really upsetting actually. That's quite terrible," said Mackenzie Fisk, who spends time in the neighborhood.
Police believe the suspect, along with two other men, are involved in six to twelve burglaries in Louisville, that also happened last month.
Police say the suspects are posing as workers with a roofing company, telling homeowners they are there to do "leak inspections."
They even provide a number to the homeowners when questioned.
"It comes back to an individual that we're actively looking at as potentially one of the other suspects," said Detective J.J. Seamon with Louisville Metro Police.
All three suspects are believed to be 18-22, around 5'8" to 5'10, weighing 140-150 pounds. All three are white men.
Police say they're targeting the elderly and it's not just happening in East Louisville.
"I know there's a lot of them in the South End- Dixie, PRP, Fairdale area," said Det. Seamon.
Authorities believe there will be more reports and want people in the community to take notice of the ongoing crime.
"I think there's gonna be a lot more victims than we have so far. I really do," said Det. Seamon.
Anyone with information is asked to call the LMPD crime tipline at 502-574-LMPD (574-5673).
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