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Female bandits repeatedly hit liquor stores around Louisville

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A group of female bandits is hitting liquor stores across Metro Louisville.

Police say they've taken hundreds of dollars worth alcohol off the shelves, and they're going right for the good stuff. 

"They actually reached up and pulled it down and put it in their bags," explained Frey Spinks, manager of Beverage Warehouse.

Spinks is manager of Beverage Warehouse on Bardstown Road near Goldsmith Lane.

"I was helping one of them would buy some champagne," said Spinks, who even carried the champagne to the car.

"You know, they distract me, and I think I am helping a customer. And in reality, I'm being duped," Spinks said.

After coming back inside, Spinks thought something was missing, but to be sure, he checked the store surveillance video and got his answer.

"You can clearly see 'em, they were taking stuff from the top shelf and putting it in their bags," Spinks said.

The store has cameras everywhere, and in addition to video, there are images of the suspects that have struck more than once. 

"About six times that we know of," said Det. Debbie Minniear with LMPD's 6th Division.

Det. Minniear said there are several suspects, and they've hit businesses across the city, including a liquor store inside the Meijer on Preston Highway.

"It looks to be four (people)," Minniear said. "Three females and a male."

Minniear says the women left the scene in a pickup truck and hopes someone knows who they are. Beverage Warehouse is offering a little incentive.

"It is $500  for any information ... resulting in a conviction," Spinks said.

They've also put the suspects' pictures in the window. Spinks said one of them has returned since.

"I went out and showed her the picture and she denied it was her and, you know, claimed that it was a twin. And I said, well, your twin has the same handbag you've got."

The suspects could be charged with felony theft. It all depends on how much of the stolen alcohol police can connect to them.

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