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LMPD: Thieves snatch TVs, furniture from east Louisville apartments

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Metro Police say these two suspects have stolen TVs and furniture from more than a dozen east Louisville apartment clubhouses. Metro Police say these two suspects have stolen TVs and furniture from more than a dozen east Louisville apartment clubhouses.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- They've visited several local apartment complexes but instead of renting, they're looking to own.

Police say two suspects have stolen from clubhouses at more than a dozen local apartments complexes.

They've gotten away with televisions and furniture, but police are hoping what they left behind will lead to an arrest.

"Most of the time they're taking TVs off the wall but in one case -- at the Meadows on Taylorsville Road -- they took all the furniture," said LMPD Det. John Green.

In surveillance video obtained by WDRB News, you can see the suspects actually walking out of the clubhouse carrying a flat screen TV. Police say they've hit just about every east end location.

"Some of those places are Park Laureate Apartments off Taylorsville Road,  Brookside, the Meadows on Taylorsville Road, the Overlook, Plainview, Hurstborne Grand," Det. Green said.

At the Hurstbourne Grand, the suspects came face to face with the maintenance man and it almost turned violent.

"He was confronted and there was a threat made, an allegation with a firearm," explained Det. Green.

"This is not just a random situation, this is obviously a planned event," said John Bleidt, President of the Louisville Apartment Association. 

Bleidt represents most of the apartments. 

"Anytime you have a breach of that nature it mentally affects everybody."

Bleidt says in addition to getting police involved, they're also taking proactive steps to protect themselves. 

"We've sent a blast fax out to all the members to advise them of this problem and encouraging them to increase their security."

"It's several thousand dollars worth of stuff that has been stolen now," said Det. Green.

The suspects don't really seem to be forcing their way in, and that's why police believe they have intimate knowledge of the apartments.

"I would say that they definitely have a knowledge of the apartment complexes -- may have been there in the past, may have done work for them," explained Det. Green.

Police suspect the same two men have committed all of the burglaries. If you know the suspects, you call the anonymous police tipline at 574-LMPD.

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