Police unsure if robberies of 2 Louisville flooring companies in 2 months are connected | News

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Two Louisville spot flooring providers were robbed in the previous two months, both of those with tens of thousands of pounds in gear stolen.

Ronnie Martin, who co-owns Martin’s Flooring in south Louisville, claimed his put was strike two months back. An individual stole virtually $50,000 in devices, and the damages will cost about the exact.

“It is gut-wrenching,” he claimed.

The thief utilised a crimson Mustang to ram into two various storage garages on the business’ house then stole a van applying a trailer to cart of the stolen gear.

Crazily plenty of, two times afterwards, staff members saw anyone driving the stolen van and trailer on the highway. They referred to as police, and the van and trailer ended up returned.

Martin’s Flooring stolen van harmed in the course of theft in December 2021.

The van was conquer up with home windows cracked, a single shattered and the back driver’s side tire blown out.

Louisville Metro Police has nevertheless to make any arrests.

Though Martin was ready to recuperate the van and most of the machines, Highland Hardwood Flooring wasn’t as lucky.

Stacy Holyfield explained it took place at the end of Oct and was caught on their surveillance digicam. Another person was equipped to get in one of the fences and employed a car or truck to ram into the garage doorway to get the tools.

“It is really really annoying,” Holyfield said.

LMPD launched some of the photos Tuesday, the very same day Holyfield contacted WDRB Information.

“People who are who are willing to get up and function tricky just about every working day and, you know, then you’ve got bought people like this who consider they can roll out of bed and just take it away from you due to the fact they have some sort of appropriate to,” Holyfield stated. “I just actually can’t wrap my head all-around it.”

Martin’s Flooring has cameras, but they weren’t rolling at the time. Martin’s neighbor was the 1st a single to warn him his garage doorways were being conquer up. Regardless, LMPD stated it is really investigating if the two robberies are related.

Highland Hardwood Flooring door smashed in

Highland Hardwood Flooring door smashed in throughout a theft at the conclusion of October 2021.

Holyfield stated she believes the suspect at Highland Hardwood Flooring understood what he was performing, because they seemingly knew wherever to seem.

“Your be concerned is that, you know, in which does he go from listed here,” she stated.

Holyfield said she’s also disappointed that it took just about two months for LMPD to launch the surveillance photos. She’s not blaming any particular person but connecting the delay to the department’s staffing shortages.

“It is really a small challenging to acquire,” she said. “I guess means are constrained.”

Each homeowners are hoping the individual who did it is caught.

“This individual won’t are worthy of to be out there,” Holyfield explained. 

And Martin explained it serves as a reminder of the moments.

“Just lock your things up and you should not leave issues out currently,” he said. “And stay limited with your neighbors where you can enjoy more than just one a different.”

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