But St. Clair County Sheriff Rick Watson said residents need to work together to help protect themselves and to help law enforcement capture the elusive crooks
"It's amazing that if a dog is barking, we'll get six calls from residents about it," Watson said. "But if someone sees somebody taking a refrigerator down the street, we get none."
Watson said the brazen thieves have stolen everything from copper wire and electrical supplies to appliances.
"We had a deputy who was building a house in the Villa Hills area who had the front door stolen," Watson said. "Who takes a front door?"