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Police: couple burglarized several apartment homes

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB)--St. Matthews Police think they've caught the two people behind several home break-ins across the area. And now they're looking for the victims.

They want the victims to identify the valuables they've recovered.

Lee Gustafson is one of the victims.  He says, "They took our laptops, digital cameras, ipods."

On Tuesday, his St. Matthews apartment was burglarized.  "I pretty much considered it to be long gone at that point," says Gustafson.

The burglars even took his commemorative Makers Mark bottle.  He says, "Which was the thing I was actually most upset about."

But just one day later, Gustafson got an unexpected call.  "The officer called me and asked if I had time to come down and collect my stuff," says Gustafson.

Tuesday night, St. Matthews Police arrested John Burkhart and Jennifer Bolton.  Police suspect they've hit several apartments.

Detective Tony Ford with St. Matthews Police says, "We know of five in St. Matthews and we know of at least 3 or 4 in other areas right now."

Police believe Burkhart and Bolton have broken into apartments in Cypress Point, Jamestown, The Waterford and Mallard Creek.

Ford says, "We think they may have been watching for people to leave and they were going up and prying the door open."

After the two were arrested, police recovered laptops, ipods, cell phone and lots of jewelry.  That includes someone 25th anniversary watch from 1969.  And that's why police want to hear from you.

"If they have had their apartment burglarized, they need to contact the detective in the area where the apartment is and have them contact St. Matthews police to set up a time to look at the items we've recovered," says Detective. Ford.

Lee Gustafson has already picked up his belongings and even realized he missed something.  He says, "You don't really realize what's gone until you're going to need it down the road so went and realized another thing that they actually stole was my guitar."

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