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7-year-old boy lets thief inside home, police say

Melisa Russert (Source: LMDC) Melisa Russert (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A 7-year-old boy let a thief into his home while his mother slept early Friday morning, according to Louisville Metro police.

Investigators said Melisa Russert, 34, knocked on a window of the victim's apartment in the early morning hours of February 21, and the boy let the woman inside.

She's accused of stealing medication, cash, a purse and a gaming system. The total loss to the victim is $845.

Police said the victim woke up while Russert was in the apartment and confronted her. Russert ran away on foot with the victim's property, according to an arrest warrant.

The suspect lives in the same apartment complex as the victims, investigators said.

Russert is charged with theft by unlawful taking.

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