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Many residents in Warrick Co. community say they're victims of theft

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More than 20 residents at Warrick County's Hamilton Pointe Retirement Community say they're victims of theft and investigators say they have a suspect. 

14 News spoke with several residents at Hamilton Pointe and they say items including gold jewelry, sterling silver flatware, and china place settings all began disappearing a few weeks ago. 

Residents received a letter alerting them of the thefts, inviting them to a meeting to learn about the incidents and to file a report with the sheriff's office if they think something had been stolen.

One resident, Joan Murray, tells 14 News that she didn't know she was a victim until she received the letter. She checked her jewelry box and realized a very valuable gold necklace and a ring were missing.

Joan says the staff at the community told residents the maintenance man had been stealing items, someone she never suspected.

"I trusted him in the house. I let him in and say I need this and this done and then I walked out the door. It's like someone's invaded your privacy. Somebody was going through my drawers and my dresser and it's sort of a strange feeling," Joan said.

Hamilton Pointe declined to comment, but the letter the residents received stated that all of the locks were changed.

If you or a family member suspect you were a victim of theft, call the Warrick County Sheriff's Office.

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