Shelby County has had four bank robberies and at least 20 armed robberies in the past eight months, according to Sheriff's Detective Jason Rice.
"This isn't Mayberry anymore," Rice said. "People are still surprised this is happening here."
But Rice agrees they shouldn't be surprised.
No city or county -- especially one in close proximity to a major metropolitan area such as Louisville -- is going to be immune from the rising rate of robberies and burglaries often committed for cash to feed a drug addiction.
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