LIBERTY - The Casey County Sheriff's Department has been busy for the past couple of weeks chasing thieves who have taken copper and tools at a school construction site and a utility substation. The officers also are investigating a break-in Sunday at Shannons Grocery.
Deputy Sheriff Bob Weddle thinks that all the thefts may involve the same people.
The officers got a break Tuesday when they confiscated two pickup trucks in Russell County that contained stolen copper, said Weddle.
"We know the copper came from Walnut Hill School," said Weddle.
The intruder at the Shannons Grocery break-in was caught on camera.
Weddle said someone destroyed the outside camera before entering the store about 5:30 a.m. Sunday, but was caught on another camera inside the grocery at the junction of Ky. 910 and Ky. 501. Entrance was gained through glass in a door.
"The boy was loading up cigarettes when the alarm went off," said Weddle. "He dropped them and ran."