Police believe one suspect responsible for several burglaries in Fern Creek


by Gene Kang


Posted on September 6, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 26 at 6:06 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Police are looking for a suspect they said is responsible for several burglaries over the past three weeks in the Fern Creek area.

"He took a TV set and then left," said one victim.

The victim,still too afraid to show his face, says he is thankful his family was not hurt.

"Had the fella actually been able to get inside of my home, my grandson would have been walking in on him. At age 14, I just don't think it would've been a good thing," said the man.

The suspect tried to get into a garage door but failed then made his way inside the back of the house which had an alarm. The man's house on Old Heady Road was the latest of five burglaries since Sunday.

One incident happened in the 9800 block of Stanalouise Drive. The criminal opened a rear door open while the homeowner was asleep and was scared off by an alarm.

A home was also hit-up on Tuesday at the 7800 Hall Farm Drive. Target gift cards and jewelry were stolen.

Another incident happened in the 10400 block of Martinside Drive where a rear door and window were broken, setting off a security system.
On Sunday at the 7200 block of Billtown Road, a rear porch door was kicked-in and the home owner's pillow cases was used to stuff jewelry.
Major Mark Fox with Louisville Metro's 7th Division says there is a pattern. They all occurred during the daytime in rural areas with back doors that were broken into.

"They're tending not to start until one or two in the afternoon and to late as 3:30 p.m. or four," said Fox.

But Fox thinks it is highly unlikely the burglar will return to the houses a second time.

"Turn yourself in before we catch you. It's just a matter of time," said Fox.

Officers believe most burglars knock on your front door to see if anyone is home then make their way to the rear door. If you notice any suspicious activity in your neighborhood, call police immediately.
If you have any information about this case call the anonymous tip-line at 574-LMPD.