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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Police say a man was breaking into homes in the Highlands to feed his heroin addiction. Roy Jackson is accused of at least 12 home break-ins and police believe he's responsible for more.
As LMPD Det. Brian Walker explains, the suspect would, "Usually wait when nobody's home, knock on the front door. When nobody answers, he would go around back and kick the door in. A couple of times he would break the window glass, undo the lock if he could get to it."
Jackson's accused of stealing jewelry, electronics, and guns. Police say they found them in his Hikes Point home and car.
Janice Carter Levitch recovered many of her stolen valuables including thousands of dollars with of sentimental jewelry.
"I saw them on a table from across the room amongst other pearl necklaces but mine were very distinct and that was amazing to me that they can find this guy get these items and get them back to their owners," said Levitch.
Police believe Jackson broke into her home in the Highlands earlier this morning. She said she is still missing her daughter's computer and backpack.
Police are asking any victims to come to the Fifth Division to see if any of the items are theirs.
This is the third arrest of burglars in the Highlands. Police say this case is not related.