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Man accused in downtown burglary spree including theft at Omni Hotel

Updated: Aug. 21, 2018 at 1:21 AM EDT
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James Townes (Source: LMDC)
James Townes (Source: LMDC)
This map shows the proximity of the locations from which police say Townes stole. (Source: WAVE...
This map shows the proximity of the locations from which police say Townes stole. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A man police say is homeless is accused in a crime spree targeting downtown Louisville businesses.

James Townes, 47, was arrested Thursday night and charged with four burglaries that happened in less than three weeks.

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Each crime was captured on surveillance video.

First, police said he stole $6,000 worth of alcohol from the Limbo Lounge, plus $500 cash, on July 29.

Police said Townes admitted to stealing a 70" television from a conference room at the Omni Hotel that was worth about $1,000. That happened on Aug. 5. He told police he traded the TV for drugs.

Then, on Aug. 8, officers said Harrison stole hundreds of dollars worth of alcohol from a sushi restaurant called Hiko A Mon. Police said Townes put the alcohol in a trash can to take it.

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On Aug. 15, police said Harrison took a 50" flat screen TV and cart from The Learning House on Fourth Street. He told officers he dropped and broke that television on a sidewalk and left it there.

Harrison faces four felony counts of third degree burglary.

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