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SLIDESHOW: Metro Police recover thousands in stolen property

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police have uncovered more than $100,000 of worth stolen property.

Detectives say it was all uncovered in the garage of a south Louisville home. You could say detectives "hit the jackpot." They say all of the stuff -- dozens of air conditioning units, kitchen appliances and yard equipment -- was stolen from homes or new construction in the Metro Louisville area.

Detectives say it was found in the homes of Daniel Rice -- and now a lot of things are starting to make sense to Rice's neighbors on S. 1st Street in south Louisville.

Penny Clark is one of them. 

"I knew he had a bunch of stuff back there," Clark said. "He always had yard sales."

"My mom was always like, 'Oh, look at that guy, he's having a yard sale again this week!" said Angel Khuong, the suspect's neighbor.

Earlier this month, a local builder contacted Metro Police after dozens of air conditioning units were stolen.

"We know that we had an initial report from Dominion Homes...not sure that all those air conditioners came from there, but certainly that's where it all started," said Dwight Mitchell, LMPD Spokesperson.

And police say it ended at two homes owned by Rice: one on S. 1st Street and another on Queen Avenue, near Churchill Downs.

"As a result of those two search warrants, over $100,000 worth of air conditioning units, kitchen appliances...as well as yard equipment was recovered from those two addresses," Mitchell said.

Rice is the only one who has been arrested so far, but with all of the property, police suspect he had some help.

"We believe there may be other people involved in it...to do that it would be kind of difficult for one person, so I would think the logical to think that there's other people," explained Mitchell.

Meanwhile, some of Rice's neighbors are now a little more curious about some of their own property that's missing.

"My brand new weed eater last year -- it's gone," Clark said. "I had to buy another one this year. I bought a brand new mower. It took off."

"We had electronics like iPads, laptops - stuff that came missing," said Khuong.

If you think any of the property belongs to you, head to the LMPD's 6th Division at 5600 Shepherdsville Road on Thursday from 1 p.m.. to 4 p.m., and next Tuesday from 4 p.m.. to 7 p.m.., to reclaim it.  

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