Police recover stolen guns from 17-year-old

Police recover stolen guns from 17-year-old
LMPD 7th Division Major Kim Burbrink (Source: WAVE 3 News)
LMPD 7th Division Major Kim Burbrink (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Police say a high school student stole guns from cars and had intentions of selling them.

LMPD said the suspect is 17 years old and a student at Jeffersontown High School.

Four weapons were found in the teen's room on Nov. 9 during a disturbance call. Police believe the guns were stolen from vehicles in early to mid-October.

Two of the weapons, an AR and Glock 23, were property of an unnamed police department. Investigators said those two guns were taken from the trunk of an officer's personal vehicle in his driveway.

Police said the teen was going around to neighborhoods, close to where he lives in the eastern part of LMPD's seventh division, looking for unlocked vehicles. The seventh division is just south of Jeffersontown.

"His intent was to steal anything of value," LMPD Seventh Division Major Kim Burbrink said. "Something that he could gain money or goods, so he was looking for anything that he could easily carry and that could bring value."

And he didn't just take guns. Police also charged the teen with theft by unlawful taking from vehicles where he allegedly stole credit cards and used them.

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Police said the suspect's parents are cooperating.

Officers have not found any indication that the guns were brought to school.

This case isn't over. Police said there is potentially another Jeffersontown student involved.

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