Burglars continue to target storage facility in Winchester


WINCHESTER, Ky. (WTVQ) —  A Winchester woman says someone cleared out her storage unit and the timing couldn’t be worse.

“When I got here everything was gone, says burglary victim, Lois Moore. “Some old jewelry my mother gave me long ago, I’ll never replace any of that.”

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Moore says she’s living a nightmare. After burying her mother last Thursday she got a call the next morning that her storage unit in Clark County had been burglarized.

“I just lost my mother and I just lost my stuff under their care and they don’t care,” says Moore.

She’s talking about Storage Rentals of America off Rockwell Road.

Moore says after finding out she came down to the unit just to be told by management their signs saying “Warning: Security cameras in use” are false.

“The only thing we can do now is trace it and I said ‘Where are your cameras, do you have your cameras ready?’ and she’s like ‘Oh there are no cameras, we have those up to deter burglars”, excuse me? That’s why I put my stuff here,” says Moore.

Clark County Sheriff’s Office tells us this is the 12th burglary at this storage facility since September.

Deputy Matt Eversole is investigating these cases. He says in the past two to three weeks, five more have happened.

He also adds the sheriff’s office told the company they really needed to get cameras.

He says the company told them the cameras would be installed by the end of this month.

“We’re being lied to I mean you say it’s to deter burglars but apparently somebody knows there’s no cameras here,” says Moore. “And the thing of it is they don’t tell you until you get burglarized.”

She says the storage company didn’t give her another unit and part of the door is still damaged from the break in.

Moore says she’s seeking legal advice to see if she has a case.

The sheriff’s office says anyone with information about the burglary is asked to contact them.

We reached out to the company, Storage Rentals of America, and keep getting referred to corporate. We have not received a response, yet.