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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police have recovered more than $100,000 in stolen property.
As WDRB's Stephan Johnson put it, you could say detectives "hit the jackpot." They say all of the property was stolen from homes and new construction sites in the metro Louisville area. The stolen items include kitchen appliances, construction tools, air conditioning units, lawn tools, and a trailer.
"We were notified in May about it," said LMPD spokesman Dwight Mitchell. "Exactly how long that has been going on, that's still undetermined at this point."
Police say the stolen property is valued at more than $100,000. Detectives say a call from a local builder about stolen air conditioning units started the investigation.
It also led them to the homes of Daniel Rice. He has been charged with receiving stolen property. Because there's so much stolen property, detectives believe Rice had some help.
"We believe there may be other people involved in it," said Mitchell. "I would think the logical thing would be to think there's other people."
Also, if you think that some or any of the items belongs to you, they have set up two times that you can come to LMPD's 6th Division at 5600 Shepherdsville Road and claim it. That will be Thursday, May 29, from 1 p.m to 4 p.m. and next Tuesday, June 3, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.