Image from surveillance video of the wanted suspects. (Source: LMPD)
A downtown parking lot close to the KFC Yum! Center.
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Crimes of opportunity keep popping up around Louisville and Louisville Metro Police say if you work and play downtown you have to be careful to keep your belongings safe.
They're investigating more car break-ins and more thieves getting away with cash and credit cards. Police tell us the latest round happened near the KFC Yum! Center.
"When you present them the opportunity they're going to take advantage," said LMPD spokesperson Dwight Mitchell said of the thefts from cars.
Officers in LMPD's 1st Division want your help to track down two women seen with carts full of merchandise at area stores caught on surveillance cameras.
"They were apparently using stolen credit cards that were ascertained as a result of some car break-ins," Mitchell said, "They were in and around the KFC Yum! Center during a University of Louisville basketball game."
Police say it happened January 28, the night the Louisville Cardinals were taking on Pittsburgh.
According to police, the two women or someone they know were taking off with credit cards, cash and anything they could steal breaking into cars in nearby lots around First and Market Streets. They say the women started racking up charges at stores like Target. Another surveillance photo shows the car police believe the women were in a light gray or white Honda or Toyota.
It was after dark when the crimes took place, but Mitchell said in many cases of thefts from cars the doors are not locked and even when they are items like purses and wallets are left in plain view.
Police say they want people to enjoy themselves when they're headed to a concert or game at the KFC Yum! Center, but they warn you have to use common sense. They ask people to leave items like purses at home if you're not planning on taking them in or at least lock them in the trunk or in the glove compartment.
Anyone with information about the women in the photos is asked to call the police tipline at 574-LMPD (5673).
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