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Arrest made in string of burglaries

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Det. Brian Walker Det. Brian Walker

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Louisville Metro Police say a man has been busy breaking into homes and stealing peoples valuables. Now, they have him behind bars and this isn't the first time. 

Police say the suspect, Roy Jackson III, targeted the Highlands and Indian Hills area. Police say they noticed the spike in burglaries around October. Jackson was arrested on Friday. 

Police want the public to take a look at what they were able to recover.  

"Jewelry, electronics, we even have him linked to a few firearms," said Det. Brian Walker. "Right now, the most recent arrest we have approximately 12 cases with us and Indian Hills that we have been able to link to this person." 

Walker believes there may be more. 

They were able to get most of valuables back after a searching Jackson's home and car. They want whoever has had items stolen from them in the Highlands and Indian Hills area from late October to January 25 to see if any of it belongs to them. 

"We've had about eight victims already who have already that have identified stuff," said Walker. 

Jackson is no stranger to Walker, who said Jackson has been stealing to feed a drug problem. 

"I arrested him for a different offense a car break in back in 2010 and he had some stolen property on him then and he was sentenced and served part of his time," said Walker. 

Police say Jackson would trade the items for drugs.  

His M.O. was to wait to people weren't home, knock on the front door, and if no one answered, he would go around the back and kick in a door. 

If you think that some of the property is yours, you should go to LMPD's 5th Division headquarters at 2301 Douglass Blvd.

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