Louisville man watches live surveillance as thief breaks in, has a beer and robs his home

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Timothy Bassett couldn’t believe what he was watching.His Ring surveillance camera app alerted him to some movement in his driveway, which turned out to be a thief stealing his truck. Bassett was even more surprised when the thief came back – not once, but twice – while police were on the way.”I would label him very bold,” Bassett said. “I mean, he took the time to sit down on a swing set and drink a beer. He even stole cigarette butts out of an ashtray. I mean, who would do that?”Looking back on the video, the incident began around 10:45 a.m. on Aug. 9, when the suspect rode up to Bassett’s house on a bicycle. The man prowled around Bassett’s house for a while, peeking into windows, before finally busting out the window of the rear door and entering the house.That’s where the suspect found the keys to Bassett’s truck, which was full of tools. The thief took off in Bassett’s truck and that’s when Bassett called the police.When the suspect then returned for his bicycle, Bassett called police again.Then the man came back once more, this time taking money and firearms.”One of them was my grandfather’s gun,” Bassett said. “I got it when I was a kid, but I just in the last two years took possession of it. There’s no replacing it.”Police arrived about ten minutes after the suspect left. On Thursday, Bassett’s truck was found, full of dents and scratches.”It’s all messed up now,” Bassett said. “The truck was in perfect condition before and this guy just gave no blatant care of what happens to it.”Anyone with any information is asked to call the Louisville Metro Police Department’s anonymous tip line at 574-LMPD.

Timothy Bassett couldn’t believe what he was watching.

His Ring surveillance camera app alerted him to some movement in his driveway, which turned out to be a thief stealing his truck. Bassett was even more surprised when the thief came back – not once, but twice – while police were on the way.

“I would label him very bold,” Bassett said. “I mean, he took the time to sit down on a swing set and drink a beer. He even stole cigarette butts out of an ashtray. I mean, who would do that?”

Looking back on the video, the incident began around 10:45 a.m. on Aug. 9, when the suspect rode up to Bassett’s house on a bicycle. The man prowled around Bassett’s house for a while, peeking into windows, before finally busting out the window of the rear door and entering the house.

That’s where the suspect found the keys to Bassett’s truck, which was full of tools. The thief took off in Bassett’s truck and that’s when Bassett called the police.

When the suspect then returned for his bicycle, Bassett called police again.

Then the man came back once more, this time taking money and firearms.

“One of them was my grandfather’s gun,” Bassett said. “I got it when I was a kid, but I just in the last two years took possession of it. There’s no replacing it.”

Police arrived about ten minutes after the suspect left. On Thursday, Bassett’s truck was found, full of dents and scratches.

“It’s all messed up now,” Bassett said. “The truck was in perfect condition before and this guy just gave no blatant care of what happens to it.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Louisville Metro Police Department’s anonymous tip line at 574-LMPD.

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