St. Matthews Police need help finding theft suspects

Published: Dec. 9, 2016 at 5:24 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 9, 2016 at 3:10 PM EST
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The St. Matthews Police Department needs the public's help to find individuals wanted for theft. The department's most recent suspects were caught on camera.

"It's almost like they don't care who sees them or if there is surveillance footage there," Dennis McDonald, a detective with the St. Matthews Police Department said.

"The most concerning thing is these folks are coming in so brash and coming into these retailers and stores and committing crimes."

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Detective McDonald said his department sees a spike in theft crimes during the holiday season.

"There's an increased opportunity," Detective McDonald said. "There's more shoppers. The retailers and people that work in the stores are preoccupied with shoppers."

In an effort to prevent becoming a crime victim, don't leave valuables in plain view. Lock cars doors. If you see something, say something. However, if criminals manage to get away with belongings, have a backup plan.

A surveillance camera can serve as a reliable resource to catch criminals. Detective McDonald suggests installing cameras at eye level.

"The lower the angle, the better chance we have of capturing someone's face, rather than the top of their head or a baseball cap," said Detective McDonald.

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If you recognize the faces from the St. Matthews Police surveillance photos, call them at 502-893-9000.

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