Elizabethtown, KY - The Elizabethtown Police Department posted on their Facebook page that they are currently dealing with a "serial residential burglary spree" in the area. This has been going on now for several weeks and has been occurring in the northern part of the area so far.

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The department has created a special investigative task force to deal with this issue. Right now, they are asking that the public be vigilant and be on the lookout for suspicious people and vehicles, especially after dark. Be sure to lock your doors and double check your windows when you leave and before you go to bed at night.

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Also, make sure you check your security lightning/outdoor lighting. Replace bulbs and make sure sensors are working properly. Security lighting and standard outdoor lighting are very effective deterrents against potential crime.

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The department also recommends that you keep an inventory log of your valuables, both for crime prevention and insurance purposes. Make sure you document any serial numbers of all electronics in your home. Photograph jewelry and other items of value so they can be easily identified.

If you have any information on these crimes, please call the Elizabethtown Police Department or Hardin County Crimestoppers at 800-597-8123.

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