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Elizabethtown Police warn of 'serial residential burglary spree'

Elizabethtown Police Logo (Source: EPD) Elizabethtown Police Logo (Source: EPD)

ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (WAVE) - The Elizabethtown Police Department (EPD) is warning residents about a recent burglary spree. 

So far the burglary spree, which has spanned the past several weeks, has been happening in the north end of the city, EPD confirmed in a Facebook post on Thursday. 

A special task force has been assigned to investigate this case. 

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The department is asking residents to look out for suspicious activity in their neighborhoods and to keep their homes secure. 

EPD has the following tips for Elizabethtown residents: 

  • Keep your doors locked and deadbolted when you leave and before going to bed at night, and don’t forget to lock your windows as well!
  • Security lighting and standard outdoor lighting are very effective deterrents against potential crime.
  • Do not leave valuables (laptops, money, jewelry, small electronics, etc.) visible from outside windows. These items could give a potential burglar more incentive to break into your home.
  • Consider keeping valuables hidden in a closet or locked in a safe.
  • It’s a good idea to keep an inventory log of your valuables, both for crime prevention and insurance purposes.
  • Document serial numbers of all electronics in your home.
  • Photograph jewelry and other items of value so they can be easily identified.

Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call Elizabethtown Police at (270) 765-4125 or Hardin County Crimestoppers at 800-597-8123.

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