Graves County sheriff following leads about 35 break-ins, attempted car theft

GRAVES COUNTY, KY – Thirty-five cars were broken into in one night in Graves County, and there was an attempted vehicle theft that same night.

“We had one van that had the keys in it that they tried to steal the van,” said Graves County Sheriff Dewayne Redmon.”They ended up hitting a tree with it before they got out of the driveway.”

He’s following leads after an eventful weekend of crime in the county. The thefts spanned 15 miles. Redmon said they are looking for one white woman and two white men who may be driving a white Pontiac Bonneville.

There aren’t too many houses on the roads they targeted, but at night there are plenty of parked cars. These are some of the roads targeted: Sholar Road, Jimtown Road, and Rogers Loop.

Redmon said he believes the crooks would move to a new area when they realized investigators were onto them. “We go through this it seems like every year around Christmas,” he said. “They didn’t take any weapons. They took change. They took Christmas gifts from vehicles, tools. Basically, they were taking things that were hard to be traced.”

The thieves weren’t targeting just any cars. “They did not break in one single car that was locked. Every car that they got into was unlocked.”

Don’t make it easy for them . Take anything of value out of your car, and always remember to lock your car door.

Some items are gone for good. “Hopefully, the Christmas gifts that got stolen, we would like to recover those, maybe some of the tools that they stole,” said Redmon.

If you have any information,  call the Graves County Sheriff’s Department at 270-247-4501. There is a $500 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

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