A man is facing burglary charges for a theft from a Richmond home.
Richmond Police say Brandon Alexander29, broke into a home on Maryland Drive on Friday. The burglar stole a safe that contained nearly $20,000 in cash.
Police were later called to a traffic accident on the Eastern Bypass, involving Alexander. The officer found the stolen safe in the backseat of his vehicle, but it was empty.
A search of Alexander's Berea apartment resulted in the discovery of $17,000 hidden in his sofa.
"I'm not can make excuses why I did it you know. I messed up and I regret that I did it," said Alexander who talked to WKYT from behind bars at the Madison County Detention Center.
"I'm very sorry, I knew it was wrong and I'm very apologetic."
He claims the victim's son put him up to it.
"He told me how to get in, where the safe was and how to open it without the key."
The recovered money has been returned to the rightful owner, who won the money in a settlement.
Alexander is charged with Burglary 2nd. He will be in court next week.