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Two Louisville men accused of burglarizing multiple homes while residents were sleeping

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Shavon Covington (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Shavon Covington (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
Christopher Amir Baxter (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Christopher Amir Baxter (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they've arrested two men who have admitted to burglarizing multiple homes in the Louisville area while the residents of the homes were sleeping.

According to multiple arrest reports, 18-year-old Christopher Baxter and 18-year-old Shavon Covington both admitted to the burglaries, providing police with taped statements when they were arrested Thursday morning.

Sgt. Jerry Thornsberry with LMPD's 8th division says the two were targeting homes in the east end, taking high dollar electronics and money. "These crimes are usually committed in the day time when they're a law likelihood anyone is going to be home. most burglars don't want confrontation."

Police say they burglarized homes in the Hikes Point area, as well as homes throughout Louisville Metro Police's 8th Division. They allegedly struck at homes on streets such as Summerfield Drive, Shelbyville Road, Perwinkle Court and Coventry Greens Drive. Among the items police say they took were: flat screen televisions, iPads, tools, liquor, money and credit cards.

"They've gotten away with quite a lot and plus they steal credit cards and they immediately go to a store and burn the credit cards on iPads and electronic items," said Thornsberry.

Thornsberry says the teens have stolen thousands of dollars worth of personal belongings and it will likely be difficult to recover the items.

"They look for property they can sell quickly and that's what they did in this case. A lot of the items were put on eBay and Craigslist at a very reduced rate."

He says what's troubling is they were able to break in without forced entry. "The good news is if people can simply lock their doors, lock their exterior doors, bring their garage door openers in from the outside vehicles, lock their windows, chances are they're going to go to another house," Thornsberry said.

Police say some of the stolen credit cards were used at area gas stations and restaurants. 

Both Baxter and Covington were arrested and charged with 10 counts of burglary, as well as fraudulent use of a credit card. They are currently being housed in Metro Corrections.

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