Man wanted in connection to multiple smash-and-grab thefts

Published: Oct. 31, 2017 at 4:46 PM EDT|Updated: Nov. 1, 2017 at 9:17 AM EDT
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Three other suspects, Laquisha Beals, Jordan Cotton and Derrica Burnett, are also facing...
Three other suspects, Laquisha Beals, Jordan Cotton and Derrica Burnett, are also facing charges in connection to the thefts. (Source: LMPD)
Multiple gift cards were recovered. (Source: LMPD)
Multiple gift cards were recovered. (Source: LMPD)
Several purses were also recovered. (Source: LMPD)
Several purses were also recovered. (Source: LMPD)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Police say surveillance photos made the difference in solving a string of more than 60 car break-ins in the area of NuLu and Slugger Field, down to Waterfront Park over the past eight months.

On Tuesday, LMPD announced the arrests of Laquisha Beals, Derrica Burnett and Jordan Cotten and are pleading for the public's help in finding, who police say is the ringleader of the group, Jermaine Hornbeak.

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"We received numerous tips," said LMPD Major Eric Johnson. "I believe over 14 in all. From the public and those crime tips were vital in helping us make the arrests in these cases."

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Investigators recovered guns and stolen items, along with clothing worn in the surveillance photos.

Officers say the suspects used stolen credit cards and cash to purchase more than $20,000 in gift cards at Kroger. Police say there's more to come in this case and it end up with criminal syndication charges.

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