Man Linked To Rash Of Burglaries

LOUISVILLE, KY -- A man who killed himself last month in a Courier-Journal parking lot was linked to dozens of break-ins in western Louisville, reports The Louisville Courier-Journal in its Saturday edition.

Louisville Metro Police said Jeremy Burton, 18, was part of a burglary ring that hit at least 82 homes, dating as far back as August, said Detective Kenny Nauert.

And investigators in several other Louisville divisions and Shively are looking into the possibility that other break-ins may be linked to either Burton or the people with whom he allegedly worked.

Nauert said the break-ins typically occurred during the day when people are generally at work or school. He said usually the group would steal a car, then send someone to the front door of the home to knock to see if anyone was there.

If the house was empty, Nauert said, the burglars would kick in a door or force open a window, go in and steal flat-screen televisions and other electronic devices.

Two other people have been linked to the crimes and charged with several break-ins, reports The Louisville Courier-Journal.

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