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Metro police seeing surge in car break-ins

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Major Mark Fox Major Mark Fox

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Smash and grab car break-ins have Louisville Metro Police working 110 cases since early August.

According to police, someone is busting windows and taking purses, wallets, electronics, or whatever else is visible and valuable inside. Often, the crimes are happening at parks, golf courses or along streets where people leave their vehicles for a few hours.

"I actually spoke to one victim who said she had her car in sight 80% of the time at a walking trail," said Major Mark Fox, commander of the LMPD's Fifth Division. "When she came back, the window was busted and purse was gone."  

Metro police are setting up surveillance and decoy vehicles with tracking devices attached to electronics, wallets and purses in hopes of tracking down whoever is responsible.  

Residents who have information about the crimes are encouraged to call the anonymous police tip line at 574-LMPD (5673).

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