Police search for answers after Jeffersonville thrift store break in


by Brooke Katz


Posted on March 15, 2013 at 12:57 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 15 at 1:04 PM

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WHAS11) -- Jeffersonville police are looking for suspects after someone broke into a non-profit thrift store that helps abused and neglected animals. The crooks got away with around $2,000 worth of merchandise.

It happened some time between Tuesday night Wednesday morning. Lynda Sylvester, with Sophie’s Hope, said she came into work Wednesday morning and found the store turned upside down.

“It’s a big hit for a small non-profit like ours,” Sylvester said.

She said the thief, or thieves, broke in through the back window and took off with items ranging from knives to collectible baseball cards. The store has a security system left behind by the previous tenants, but Sylvester said they’ve never used it.

Kevin Sprow with Alert Security Concepts heard about the break-in and wanted to help. He’s working to get their security system online so no one else steals from them.

For now, Sylvester said she hopes the community can help them, even if it’s just a little bit at a time.

“A dollar that someone says ‘keep the change’ at the register helps,” Sylvester said.

The money raised by Sophie’s Hope goes to the Southern Indiana Animal Rescue. If you’d like to help out, you can visit the store at 3808 East 10th Street in Jeffersonville or click here to check out their Facebook page.

If you have any information about this crime call the anonymous tip line at 812-218-TIPS.