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Police: burglary suspect says "catch me if you can"

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB-TV) -- Metro Police say two burglary suspects have been busy, hitting more than a dozen homes.  One of them even had a pretty candid conversation with detectives this week.  The two suspects know they are wanted.  In fact, when police reached one of them by phone, he told them to "catch me if you can."

The suspects are Joseph Duggan and Joshua Reynolds.  Police have been looking for them for a few days. 

"We had an informant that approached us and gave us information in regards to these two subjects being responsible for several burglaries within our division," says Sgt. Jon Hagendorn, with LMPD's 4th Division.

Police reached Reynolds by phone this week. 

Hagedorn says, "Mr. Reynolds stated to us that he did not want to come in and be interviewed because he had several years over his head."

And that's not the only thing Reynolds had to say to police. 

"Told us that he wanted us to do our jobs and come find him," Hagedorn says. "So that's why we are hoping to enlist the help of the community and do just that...to bring him to justice."

And the break-ins aren't the only concern for police. They also have reason to believe these suspects could be armed and dangerous. 

"I would say anyone who has the audacity to break into another person's home would be considered dangerous in my mind," Hagedorn says. "And on several of the burglaries that we are talking about...there have been firearms stolen."

Police suspect the men have committed crimes across the city, but mainly in the 4th division: in Germantown and on Strader and Craig Avenues, just to name a few.

"They have a fairly extensive criminal history, especially in relations to burglaries," says Hagedorn. 

And that's why police were hoping the suspects would turn themselves in.

"As police officers, we deal with that quite often. We'll do our job, and we will find him and we will bring him to justice," he says.

Police say Reynolds is already facing several years in prison on another burglary charge.  Anyone with information about the two suspects should call the anonymous police tip line at 574-LMPD.

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