Law enforcement doubtful if robberies of 2 Louisville flooring providers in 2 months are connected | News

Law enforcement doubtful if robberies of 2 Louisville flooring providers in 2 months are connected | News

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Two Louisville region flooring organizations ended up robbed in the final two months, both with tens of countless numbers of dollars in products stolen.

Ronnie Martin, who co-owns Martin’s Flooring in south Louisville, claimed his position was hit two months in the past. Someone stole almost $50,000 in tools, and the damages will expense about the identical.

“It really is intestine-wrenching,” he reported.

The thief used a pink Mustang to ram into two diverse storage garages on the business’ house then stole a van applying a trailer to cart of the stolen equipment.

Crazily sufficient, two days later on, workforce noticed a person driving the stolen van and trailer on the highway. They identified as law enforcement, and the van and trailer have been returned.

Martin’s Flooring stolen van damaged during robbery in December 2021.

The van was beat up with home windows cracked, a person shattered and the again driver’s aspect tire blown out.

Louisville Metro Police has nevertheless to make any arrests.

Though Martin was equipped to get well the van and most of the products, Highland Hardwood Flooring was not as lucky.

Stacy Holyfield claimed it occurred at the conclusion of Oct and was caught on their surveillance camera. Another person was able to get in 1 of the fences and applied a vehicle to ram into the garage door to get the tools.

“It is extremely irritating,” Holyfield said.

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

“Individuals who are who are willing to get up and function tricky just about every day and, you know, then you’ve got persons like this who imagine they can roll out of bed and just consider it away from you due to the fact they have some form of ideal to,” Holyfield explained. “I just definitely are not able to wrap my head all-around it.”

Martin’s Flooring has cameras, but they were not rolling at the time. Martin’s neighbor was the initial 1 to notify him his garage doorways have been beat up. Regardless, LMPD stated it truly is investigating if the two robberies are linked.

Highland Hardwood Flooring door smashed in

Highland Hardwood Flooring doorway smashed in during a robbery at the conclude of Oct 2021.

Holyfield explained she believes the suspect at Highland Hardwood Flooring knew what he was doing, for the reason that they seemingly knew in which to seem.

“Your fret is that, you know, the place does he go from right here,” she said.

Holyfield stated she’s also discouraged that it took just about two months for LMPD to release the surveillance photos. She’s not blaming any certain human being but connecting the hold off to the department’s staffing shortages.

“It can be a minor challenging to just take,” she reported. “I guess resources are restricted.”

Equally homeowners are hoping the man or woman who did it is caught.

“This particular person won’t are entitled to to be out there,” Holyfield explained. 

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

“Just lock your stuff up and don’t go away matters out presently,” he said. “And keep tight with your neighbors exactly where you can look at more than one particular an additional.”

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