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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB-TV) -- Police thought he was simply being a good neighbor, but now they suspect that a Louisville man burglarized his elderly neighbor's home.
"Actually, the victim of the burglary I was investigating called me and said... 'Hey, a neighbor's house got broken into,'" says Det. Kevin Peak with the LMPD 4th Division.
Detective Peak has been investigating a rash of burglaries in south Louisville.
A little bit of detective work led police to Little John's pawn shop on 4th Street. Once inside, they were led back to the very same neighborhood.
"When I saw that he had pawned something on the same day, I was thinking: this is our guy."
The guy? Anthony Sellars. He's same neighbor who told police about the two suspects and the white car. Peak says, "He threw us off at first, but I mean we did a lot of work for a couple of hours and then it was just one of those 'lets try this guy.'"
Police say Sellars initially denied the break-in, but detectives had a signed pawn ticket, a copy of his ID and his thumb print. "I showed him the ticket, and he said that's not me. I showed him his thumb print, and he decided that yes, that was him."
The good news here is that the victim will at least get all of her jewelry back.