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NuLu business owners plan to buy better security systems

NuLu Business Association President Rick Murphy said he has caught Lester Terry breaking into businesses on CCTV for the past five years.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — NuLu business owners breathed a sigh of relief after Louisville Metro Police arrested the man charged with multiple burglaries in the area Thursday.

Owner Andy Blieden claimed that Lester Terry had broken into his buildings, ‘Cultured’ and ‘Jaclyn Journey Design Studio’ on several occasions.

“I hope he stays behind bars for a while because if he gets out I’m afraid he’ll do it again with the same people,” he said. “The guy is a threat to society.”

Nulu Business Association President Rick Murphy said they had caught Terry breaking into businesses on CCTV for the past five years.

“He doesn’t get anything out of it to speak of. Just a few hundred dollars or a few dollars, and maybe a bottle of whiskey,” Murphy said.

According to court documents, Terry is charged with burglary and criminal mischief related to a July 3 incident, where he is accused of breaking into the Pyro Gallery and stealing money.

Police said eight burglaries had been reported at NuLu since mid-July and they were working to determine if Terry was responsible.

“I’m really, really glad he got caught because he’s doing so much damage to the businesses he gets into,” Murphy said.

Murphy said he and the owners plan to buy better security systems and are looking for ways to create a small property tax that will help pay for overnight security.

“It’s a big comfort to business owners, it’s that quick response that we can promise them in these kinds of late-night, early-night issues,” he said.

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