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Louisville neighborhood on high alert after multiple car break-ins

By Katie Bauer email | bio

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) -  A Louisville neighborhood is on high alert after nearly a dozen car break-ins in less than a week.

The Fox Run subdivision off of Old Henry Road has had its share of car break-ins this past week. Stuff that has been reported missing is everything from change to GPS devices to golf clubs.

One couple was able to catch the man- they believe did it- on camera, and now they hope it's the key to ending their neighborhood's problem.

Jennifer Caskey woke up last week to find her sense of security gone.

"You feel violated. It's a little frightening when you get in there and you realize somebody has been in your car," said Caskey.

Caskey lives in Fox Run and while the thief got away with a gas card and some change, police say her house was not the only stop of the night. A previous break-in a few months ago, prompted Caskey's husband to install security cameras outside of their home.

"I was on the phone actually reporting it to the police when he found the footage and the person was on the video," said Caskey.

Caskey's security video shows the man walk right in front of the camera. Louisville Metro Police say the man in the video is the person of interest in 10 to 11 car break-ins in the neighborhood in just a few days.

"If someone knew him, they would recognize him," said Caskey.

Police say some of the cars were left unlocked but Caskey says her car was not one of them.

"It looks as if he is taking a tool and pushing the windows down and unlocking the electronic door," said Caskey.

Fox Run has a Neighborhood Watch program and they have been reminding residents to make sure their doors are locked and not to leave any valuables in their cars.

"You just don't feel safe with someone prowling around your neighborhood at night and breaking into your property and what's to say he won't take the next step and go into someone's home," said Caskey.

These latest break-ins have prompted her to do more.

"We've actually installed extra security lights on the side and just taking extra precautions," said Caskey.

Police are looking for a white male, around 5'10" and 150 pounds. He was wearing blue jeans and a hooded sweat shirt.

If you have any information, you are urged to call police at 574-LMPD.

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