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EXCLUSIVE: Police search for wanted serial burglar

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Christopher Palmer (Source: LMDC) Christopher Palmer (Source: LMDC)
Det. Jon Fischer Det. Jon Fischer
Marissa Manford Marissa Manford
Some of the jewelry stolen by Palmer that was recovered by LMPD. Some of the jewelry stolen by Palmer that was recovered by LMPD.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Louisville Metro Police need your help to track down a serial burglar. Police say for two weeks he targeted the Audubon Park neighborhood and the surrounding area. 

Christopher Palmer, 28, was indicted by a grand jury on Tuesday. Police in the Sixth Division say they have his car and now they need help getting him back behind bars.

"He is taking electronics, jewelry, cash, and even guns from two of the homes," said LMPD Det. Jon Fischer.

LMPD believes Palmer is behind a string of home break-ins in and around Audubon Park between February 1 and February 18. It's news neighbors are not happy about.

"We have people who work hard for what they have and to leave to go to work and come home and find your home gone through is disturbing," said Marissa Manford. 

Fischer believes Palmer was working with someone and during one of the break-ins they attacked the family pet. 

"They even assaulted the family dog of a victim and it was not an aggressive dog, so it just looks to be malicious that they would strike this dog in the face," said Fischer.

In total, Fischer said Palmer was able to get away with more than $70,000 worth of jewelry.

"His vehicle was seen in one of the burglaries and luckily for us a neighborhood resident was able to get his plate number and his information came back to the pawn records for this stolen jewelry," said Fischer. 

Luckily they have been able to recover quite a bit. "It ranged everything from your wedding rings, engagement rings, up to necklaces and family heirlooms, to these expensive watches," said Fischer. 

On these streets residents have been looking out for each other.  

"I find myself circling the block to make sure no one's watching and you shouldn't have to live like that and this has always been a safe neighborhood," said Manford. 

They are all hoping this latest spree will come to an end soon.

"He knows that he is wanted right now," said Fischer. "We have spoken to him on the phone. He has made it perfectly clear that he is not going to turn himself in to us, but he knows we are actively seeking him."  

Palmer is no stranger to law enforcement. Police say he is currently on probation for burglary charges. If you have any information, call the LMPD Crime Tip Line at 502-574-LMPD (5673). 

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