Police think the same thief is responsible for two crimes that are 55 miles apart. The criminal has hit over one hundred storage units. In one heist, he was caught on camera.
The crimes impact more than 20 victims, that police are aware of.
Detectives are pointing the finger at the man seen in the video.
“He arrives just after 3am,” Detective Mark Thomas said, describing the first time they saw him, “and he apparently cuts the chain link and rolls it back.”
The video is dated April 11 at the Space Center Storage Units on Midland Trail in Shelbyville.
The man in a Harley Davidson hoodie is seen wheeling in a dolly of some sort, and over the course of an hour, wheels it in and back out, full of stolen goods.
“What’s significant about this is the amount of time he’s taking in the facility.” Thomas said “Almost as if he’s not caring that police could be outside or if he’s set off any alarms.”
He cares so little that he made the 55 mile drive to Lexington a week later and does the same thing at the Space Center building on Mall Road.
“Once we compared the still shots from Lexington and the video from Shelbyville,” Thomas said. “It’s pretty clear this is the same person.”
The cost of the damages is significant.
“Between the two locations, we’re looking at about $25-30k in losses. Upwards of 20 victims at this time,” Thomas said. “We probably have more victims who haven’t noticed what they’re missing yet.”
If you have any information that would be helpful in catching this criminal, contact the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 859-253-2020. Your information could earn you a cash reward.