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Thieves caught on camera breaking into AT&T store

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The thieves returned a second time and didn't hide their faces. The thieves returned a second time and didn't hide their faces.
This is a surveillance photo of the second man who broke into the business. This is a surveillance photo of the second man who broke into the business.
A surveillance photo shows one of the thieves at work, stealing cell phones from the store. A surveillance photo shows one of the thieves at work, stealing cell phones from the store.
Steve Minor Steve Minor

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – In a matter of minutes, two men broke into an AT&T store and got away with tens of thousands of dollars worth of electronics.

It happened at the Cellular Advantage AT&T store off the Gene Snyder Freeway on Shelbyville Road.

Surveillance pictures taken early Sunday morning show two men breaking into the store. One wore what appeared to be a bandana over his face. 

"As soon as they entered the door, immediately from the video you can see the first one take a look up on the wall to locate exactly where the alarm panel was," said Cellular Advantage General Manager Steve Minor.

Minor said after the men were able to disarm the alarm, they went to work collecting as many cell phones as they could. 

"They took devices off the shelves and put them in garbage bags and then left very quickly," said Minor.

While they were stealing the latest technology, what they might not have known was that cameras were watching and capturing their every move. 

Once they left, Minor said, they weren't done yet. "They weren't able to get all the inventory they wanted the first time through, so about an hour later they returned and finished what they didn't take the first time around," said Minor. 

This time the suspects did not hide their faces.

Since the break-in, Minor says the store have stepped up security measures.

Even though the thieves got away with dozens of cell phones, Minor said whatever hands they land in will have a hard time making a call. "Every phone has something like a social security number, so we have submitted that to AT&T, so they won't be usable on the network at all, since they've been reported as stolen."

Cellular Advantage is offering a $500 reward. Anyone with information that could help police solve this case should call 502-574-LMPD.

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