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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they've arrested two men for breaking into a Golden Corral restaurant and stealing the charity jar inside.
According to arrest reports, police were called to the Golden Corral on Preston Hwy., near the Outer Loop, shortly after 3:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19, after the burglar alarm at that location indicated the door was ajar.
When officers reviewed surveillance video, they allegedly saw two men -- later identified as 27-year-old Christopher Clark and 19-year-old Casey M. Crum -- burglarizing the restaurant. Police say Clark could be seen opening the locked front door, just before Crum entered the business and took the charity jar, which contained an unknown amount of money.
A short time later -- shortly after 5 a.m. -- police say officers found the two suspects in the area of Lipps Lane and Dunwoody Court. When officers told both men to stop, Clark tried to run away, according to arrest reports, but Crum stayed put. Both men were eventually taken into custody, and police say Crum admitted to his involvement in the burglary, and implicated Clark.
Clark admitted to opening the door of the business, according to police.
Both men were charged with burglary in connection with that incident. Clark was also charged with fleeing or evading police.
Later that afternoon, police say Crum also implicated his alleged accomplice in the theft of an iPad from the Jefferson Mall, in an area where children have pictures taken with Santa. That alleged theft took place on Dec. 5, according to police.
Police say Crum told them Clark stole the iPad from Cherry Hill Photo, and tried to sell it to Crum for $40. Police say Crum later sold the iPad to the Game Stop store on Outer Loop, near Wilshire Blvd., on Dec. 5.
Clark was charged with theft, and Crum was charged with receipt of stolen property in connection with that incident, according to police.