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Brazen burglars steal 26-foot-long travel trailer from Louisville business

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LOUISVILLE, Ky.  (WDRB) -- A broken chain still lays outside the Louisville RV Center on Outer Loop, hours after it was broken into on Tuesday night.

A locked gate, fence and barbed wire surrounding the property still couldn't deter a couple of thieves from stealing a travel trailer.

“Here, now he's pulling up," said business president Tim Atkins, as he pointed to surveillance video. "He saw the one he wanted to get, so he's backing into it to hook up to it."

Even though the cameras were still rolling, the thieves moved out of frame, hooked the trailer onto their truck and were gone in a matter of minutes.

It was an expensive getaway in a white Dodge pickup truck, as it pulled a 2011 Keystone Springdale travel trailer. The 26-foot-long trailer ranges in price from $15,000 to $20,000.

“We have cameras and alarms and a locked gate and fence and all that stuff,and sometimes it's just not enough,” Atkins said.

The RV business has been victimized several times, and according to Atkins, the thieves get more bold every year.

In this latest case, the stolen trailer belonged to a husband and wife who love to go camping.

“This guy really didn't deserve this grief. Just retiring -- starting this new part of his life,” Atkins said.

What's even more frustrating is that Atkins almost caught the thieves red handed after going out to dinner.

“On the way back, it was about 8:30 p.m. I thought I would just drive past the lot, and the gate was open,” Atkins said. “And from the date stamp on the video, we missed him by about 10 minutes.”

Armed with dozens of security tools, Atkins is also arming himself with something more. He said the gun signs displayed throughout his business should serve as a warning to future criminals.

If you happen to see the get-away truck or trailer, you're asked to call police.

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