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Police: Burglar caught on camera taking guns from home

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say a burglar cleaned out a Germantown home, stealing several guns, jewelry and electronics.

But, the homeowner was able to catch the burglar through home surveillance, and turned the footage in to police.

Metro Police released the surveillance video of the suspect walking through the backyard of a Germantown home before the burglary.

"He got two shotguns, two handguns, jewelry, camera," says burglary victim Kenneth Kurtz.

Kurtz was surprised at how comfortable the suspect was inside his home.

He says, "I didn't recognize him at all but he came into my yard and into my house like he knew me."

Police also released video of the suspect inside the house.

Kurtz says he also got away with something he considers priceless, his wedding rings. 

"She has been gone a year, and that really hurt," says Kurtz about the loss of the wedding rings from his deceased wife.

Police now worry the weapons will end up in the wrong hands.

4th Division Det. Kevin Peak says, "We've been checking for the guns and we haven't been able to locate any of them yet so they're probably on the street and he sold 'em to someone."

Police investigating the case are hoping somebody either saw him or knows who he is, because the burglar walked out of the house in broad daylight.

Peak says, "He's probably someone that lives in the Germantown area and we're hoping that someone that lives in Germantown recognizes him."

Meanwhile, police says they've seen an increase in home break-ins in the Germantown area.

"And we think that this guy here is responsible for most of them," says Peak.

If this man is the same suspect, ignoring the surveillance cameras could be a costly mistake.

"I think they got very good video of the fella," says Kurtz.

Kurtz hopes if and when an arrest is made, to get his wedding rings back.

"Oh, I'd love to get 'em back, yes. I don't expect to," says Kurtz.

Anyone with information about the break-ins or the suspect should call the anonymous police tip line at (502) 574-LMPD.  

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