'It's mind blowing to me': Thousands of dollars worth of belongings stolen in Breathitt County

Published: Nov. 14, 2019 at 10:27 PM EST
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Kentucky State Police are investigating a theft in Breathitt County.

Casey Allen's wife drove to her late mother-in-law's house on Tuesday morning and he found the door with a large hole in it.

"It's mind-blowing to me," said Allen.

Allen put up security cameras after the property was broken into last year right after his mother's death. The camera's caught the break-in.

"He made himself at home. He actually stayed here all night," said Allen.

Allen posted on Facebook about the theft and asked for help identifying the man.

"It's unbelievable to me that somebody would be in that kind of shape where they felt comfortable enough to stay in somebody else's house like that," said Allen.

The comments flooded in and the man was identified as Craig Hollon.

"Mom had actually tried to help him by giving him odd and end jobs to do around here to try to just give him some money to help him out and get his feet back underneath him," said Allen.

He said that he knew the Hollon family and the break-in did not come as a shock.

"Being in this community hearing other people's stories of their dealings with these people it's really no surprise," said Allen.

Hollon took a vinyl plotter from his mother's old sign business, an internet router, clothes and one of the security cameras.

"Conservatively I'd say it was right around $3,000," said Allen.

Allen said his mother always looked for the positives in negative situations and that is what he strives to do.

"In a time where it's so negative it's so heartwarming and it's a blessing to me to live in a community where there is so much support like that and I know that my mom would want me to point that out to everybody that's watching," said Allen.

KSP is looking for Hollon. If you know where he is you can contact KSP Post 13 at 606-435-6069.

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