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Thief steals automotive keys from Louisville restore store drop-off, drives away | Crime Experiences

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — A Louisville lady’s automotive was dropped off to be repaired, however a thief received to the keys earlier than her mechanic might.

A male suspect stole a automobile round 5:30 a.m. on Sept. 27 at Reece Service Middle on Norris Place within the Deer Park neighborhood, close to Bardstown Street.

Belinda Roberts’ husband parked her Jeep Grand Cherokee on the lot and positioned the keys within the drop slot on the mechanic store on Monday night.

Surveillance video exhibits a person wearing darkish clothes along with his face coated strolling on to the lot at 5:06 a.m. Two minutes later, he’s seen crouching subsequent to the door. He makes use of a grabber software to achieve by way of a three-inch exhaust gap within the door to attempt to get the keys. It takes a couple of minutes for him to get them in his arms. Inside a minute, he walks to the automotive, opens it up and drives off the lot by 5:23 a.m.

Michael Fautz, who owns the automotive store has requested clients to cease utilizing the important thing drop till additional discover. He additionally put in further security measures to guard autos after the theft. He turned the video over to Louisville Metro police to assist with the investigation, and posted to neighborhood social media pages to warn close by neighbors.

Note posted at Reece Service Center

Reece Service Middle on Norris Place in Louisville, Ky.

Roberts, the proprietor of the 2014 Black Jeep Grand Cherokee with a Kentucky license plate 582 WWX, says she has dropped her keys within the after-hours slot a number of occasions earlier than with no issues. However she says thieves are actively out within the Deer Park neighborhood on the lookout for autos to steal.

Anybody with info that would result in an arrest is requested to name the nameless tip line at (502) 574-5673 or use the crime tip portal.

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