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Crime Stoppers: Car, Credit Cards Stolen From Home

Posted at 2:39 PM, Apr 08, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Detectives say that while a woman was upstairs asleep in her Masterson Station home, a burglar was downstairs prowling.

“He takes her purse, he takes her car keys, credit cards that are inside, then he goes and steals the car from inside her garage,” said Detective Mark Thomas with the Lexington Police Department.

The detective said that the man then went to Louisville, where he was caught on camera at a Kroger allegedly using the stolen cards.

Days after the break-in, a car was found in Lexington and no one knew to whom it belonged.

“We ran the tag on that car, and it comes back stolen out of Louisville. So we believe we have a suspect who stole a car in Louisville, drove it back to Lexington for some apparent unknown reason. Broke into this woman’s car, broke into her garage, broke into her house, stole her car and then drove it back to Louisville,” said Thomas.

Police want to talk to the man about the multiple felony charges he could be facing.

“When somebody crosses that line from going from a garage into a home, they’ve accepted a whole new set of responsibilities associated with that crime at that point,” he said. “This is where people get killed, this is where people get hurt. It’s not just the suspect going into the house, he can very well end up dead himself, if he runs into the wrong person.”

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