Laurel County, KY - Sheriff John Root is reporting that Deputy Shawn Boroviak along with Deputy Craig Sutton are investigating a rash of thefts of items from motor vehicles Thursday night, April 14, 2016, in different areas of Laurel County.
These areas include South US 25 and Ridings Mitchell Creek Road. Numerous motor vehicles were entered illegally and items were stolen from them.
In all instances, the vehicles had been left unlocked overnight and purses, money, cell phones, electronic items, and other items were stolen from the vehicles.
Deputies will be increasing their patrols in those areas. The Sheriff's office reminds citizens to always lock their motor vehicles overnight.
In addition, items of value should be removed from the vehicle before locking it over night.
In some instances, empty purses were found nearby with credit cards, money, and other items of value stolen from the purses. Investigations into the thefts will be continuing.