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Police say serial burglar won't turn himself in

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Louisville, KY (WDRB) -- Catch me if you can -- that's what Louisville Metro Police say a serial burglar told them, that he's not turning himself in.

Police are asking the public's help in catching Christopher Palmer and another man. They're accused of breaking into Audubon Park Homes and stealing guns and jewelry.

Police are having a hard time tracking Palmer down, but talked to him on the phone.

Det. John Fischer with the 6th Division of LMPD says, "He just said I heard you guys were looking for me. We said we need you to come in. We need to talk to you about these burglaries your car was being used in. That's when he said, 'No, I'm not going to come and talk to you all.'"

Police say the two broke into four houses and some others that were vacant in the Audubon Park area between February 1st and 18th.  Fischer says, "In all of these burglaries, it was the same things. We had jewelry, cash, guns and electronics were taken."

Police say one resident saw the getaway car's license plate number and through those records, police were able to track down pawn shop records that showed Palmer's name.

Police were then able to retrieve several stolen rings, earrings, and even Rolex watches. But, the guns were never found.

In all, police say Palmer and his partner stole more than $75,000 worth of items.  About $60,000 worth came from one house alone.

Fischer says, "In one of the cases, they even assaulted the family's dog. It's not an aggressive dog, looks like it was a malicious act just to do it."

Police say the two would go to homes and knock on the door.  If no one answered, they'd kick down the door and steal the items, even in broad daylight.

Police have returned stolen class rings and other jewelry items back to some owners, but are still trying to find out who owns several rings, bracelets and pendants that police were able to recover.

Fischer says, "He knows that he is wanted. We know he has ties to Georgia and Illinois and west end area of Louisville. He has family down there. We also have spoken to family members who say he has no intention of turning himself in right now."

Police say Palmer was already on parole for burglary and weapons charges.

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