Burglary Investigation

Mar 13, 2014 6:15 PM

Officials: Burglars Cause $75,000 Worth Of Damage

The Anderson County Sheriff's Office is looking for the burglars who stole tens of thousands of dollars in damages and stolen products from a Lawrenceburg business.

Officials say the burglars took cash, cigarettes and money from a ATM, totaling an estimated $75,000 in damage and stolen goods, from the 4 Way Stop and Go on the corner of US 127 and KY 151.

It's a bit much for owners Jack Patel and his wife, who say they've never experienced anything like this before.

"Who knows? Somebody come back again, like that. And she's scared and sometimes, I'm kind of scared, too," Patel said.

The burglars apparently pried open the front door, forcing their way inside.

The incident happened Friday, March 7, and there are still no arrests in the case. As the search for suspects continues, detectives say, this could be the work of serial burglars who have crossed state lines.

"They're definitely savvy with burglaries," said Detective Sergeant Bryan Taylor.

Taylor said it appears the thieves had knowledge of alarm systems and the inner workings of ATMs. There's no surveillance video or pictures of the thieves because, the owner of the store says, the burglars made off with the security equipment, too.

Taylor says his office is looking into a possible link between this burglary and more than a dozen other similar ones in Kentucky and across state lines.

"The things that the burglars did during the burglaries in other areas beside Anderson County, they kind of all tie back to the one here that I'm working," he said.

The sheriff's office is working closely with state police to figure out if they're dealing with serial burglars.

A cash reward is being offered for any information leading to an arrest. If you have any information, you can call the Anderson County Sheriff's Office.

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