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Suspected serial burglar behind bars

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Kyron Murphy (Source: LMDC) Kyron Murphy (Source: LMDC)

JEFFERSONTOWN, KY (WAVE) - Police in Jeffersontown say their residents can rest a little easier now that the person they believe is responsible for nine burglaries in about a month is behind bars.

Kyron Murphy, 18, was arrested Saturday afternoon at the Red Carpet Inn on South Hurstbourne Parkway. Chief Rick Sanders said they had been monitoring the motel, but moved in when Louisville Metro Police got a tip about someone staying there too.

Sanders said Murphy first broke into a home on Pirogue Road back in October. After that, they took reports of nearly one a week in the month of November, four last week alone. Chief Rick Sanders said all were within a five mile radius of Murphy's home.

He credits help from observant neighbors who called in the suspicious activity. "We had some great information we'd received from the community on the description of the suspect and also the suspect vehicle. We knew pretty much what we were looking for we just didn't know who we were looking for," said Jeffersontown Chief Rick Sanders.

A car matching the description was found at the Red Carpet Inn along with rings, bracelets, Televisions and even the pry bar police said Murphy used to break into the homes were recovered.

Jeffersontown Police said they still have several unclaimed items.

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