LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — A homeowner in Lexington’s Hamburg neighborhood has been busy playing detective, trying to identify the man who stole her purse from inside her home.
Her surveillance cameras show he walked into her house twice on the afternoon of Feb. 22 while she was out front doing yard work.
For weeks, this man has been on neighborhood apps—and even my Facebook page—and still, detectives can’t come up with a name to put to his face. Now, Crime Stoppers is adding a financial incentive for someone to come forward.
Lisa Heuser walked me through the path this man took on the day he waltzed into her home through her back deck.
“He came up as if he was coming from Blackford,” said Heuser. “This was, according to our camera, 2:30, and he was out in two minutes, 2:32. Then, he came back four minutes later.”
While she worked in the front yard, this man was up to no good in the back. Heuser would’ve never known it had it not been for her missing wallet, discovered seven hours later.
“Part of me thought, this is ‘just a wallet.’ But it’s also an intrusion into my home in the middle of the day,” said Heuser. “It is a scary feeling, it’s creepy to see him come in and out.”
It could’ve ended very differently, and police agree.
“What would’ve happened if she would’ve confronted him? We don’t know if it would’ve gotten violent or what could have occurred,” said Lexington police Detective Kristyn Klingshirn.
Police are asking those in the area to check their cameras to see if this man visited anywhere else besides the open space behind Heuser’s house.
“It is a crime of opportunity, but there also seems to be a bit of planning involved,” said Klingshirn.
If you recognize the man in the video, call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 859-253-2020 or visit p3tips.com.
Your information is completely anonymous, and your tip could earn you up to a $1,500 cash reward.