Neighbors in south Louisville on crime: 'This has got to stop'

Neighbors in south Louisville on crime: 'This has got to stop'
A man captured three thieves on camera as they broke into cars in neighborhoods all over south Louisville. (Source: Wayne Schneidtmiller)
A man captured three thieves on camera as they broke into cars in neighborhoods all over south Louisville. (Source: Wayne Schneidtmiller)
Wayne Schneidtmiller (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Wayne Schneidtmiller (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A man captured three thieves on camera as they broke into cars in neighborhoods all over south Louisville.

Wayne Schneidtmiller said he was inside his home on Henry Avenue with his 3-month-old daughter, while three thieves ransacked his car and stole his toolbox and other items around 8:30 p.m. For Schneidtmiller, the tools are a big part of his job as a mechanic.

"I work hard for my stuff. I work really hard for my stuff," Schneidtmiller said, "This ain't their first attempt, probably won't be their last."

Schneidtmiller shared surveillance photos and videos of the suspects who have also hit his other neighbor's cars.

Neighbors said after seeing the video they decided to make their own changes.

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"We just put an alarm on the house. Because you never know when someone is going to try to break in," one neighbor said. "It's just scary living like this, it's just scary, scary."
 
Neighbors also said homes off of Taylor Boulevard have been hit with all sorts of crime, including car break ins and vandalism. Many have also heard gun shots at night.
 
"People breaking in your cars, shooting up your house, around the corner every night it's like you're trying to lay there and it's like pow, pow, pow," one neighbor said, "this has got to stop."
 
Anyone with information on people in the surveillance video is asked to call the anonymous police tip line at (502) 574 LMPD.

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