Security video reveals faces of break-in suspects

March 15, 2004|EMILY BURTON

SOMERSET - Pulaski County Sheriff's Department has put faces, but not names, on the two suspects wanted in a string of rushed break-ins early Tuesday morning. Deputies are hoping the public can help solve what was one of the quickest crime sprees in the county.

About 1 a.m. Tuesday, the two broke into four Pulaski stores within 46 minutes, followed closely by two Lincoln County stores.

"It's very unusual to see that many burglaries in that short amount of time," said Lt. Brett R. Whitaker of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department. An 18-year veteran of the force, Whitaker called the spree "very unique."

Images from the security camera at Eastway Market in Somerset show the two men in dark clothing and ski hats prying open the double glass doors. The cameras also caught the suspects rummaging behind the counter and emptying the cash register.


Their faces were not covered in the pictures, though both were wearing knit hats, long pants and thick, dark jackets.

According to police reports, Eastway was the second store to be hit. The men began the spree at JC's Deli on Ky. 461 in Somerset before breaking into the grocery on Ky. 80 East. The pair then proceeded to Dicks Family Market and Chevron, both in Eubank.

"Specific details of the burglaries are not being released pending the outcome of the investigation," the sheriff's department said in a press release.

Whitaker and Deputy John Hutchinson have been joined in the investigation by Lincoln County Deputy Sheriff Toby Henderson, the Eubank Police Department and state police.

"In the past, public input has proved invaluable in solving crime in our communities," said the press release.

Anyone with information about the suspects may call the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department at (606) 678-5145.

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