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POLICE: Man burglarized his own home

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Police say there were red flags from the beginning when they were called to investigate a burglary at this apartment complex. Police say there were red flags from the beginning when they were called to investigate a burglary at this apartment complex.

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say a Bardstown burglary suspect was a little too familiar with the home he was breaking into.

Detectives say after doing some legwork, they realized it was an inside job and the suspect had broken into his own home.

Earlier this month, a Bardstown police detective responded to a burglary at the cathedral Manor Apartments. According to police, there were red flags from the beginning.

Capt. Tom Roby with Bardstown Police said, "He was somewhat concerned, there didn't appear to be -- the story just didn't seem to match his gut   reaction."

Captain Roby said the home belongs to Corey Cox and his girlfriend. "They rented a bedroom out to a friend -- an associate of theirs -- and he had an individual lock, a locking mechanism on his bedroom."

Captain Roby said Cox waited for everyone to leave and then made his move. "That's when he entered, forcibly entered that bedroom, that was rented out, stole items and then made it appear that he had items stolen and then made it appear as though the entire residence had been burglarized."

Police say Cox took a number of valuables including a PlayStation and several games, then left the scene.

"Obviously to make it appear that he's not there and wanted his unwitting girlfriend to discover the burglary, her do the reporting and then him just show up and play along," said Captain Roby.

That's exactly what happened, according to police. The investigation eventually led detectives to Louisville and then back to Cox.

Captain Roby said, "He took the items to a GameStop on Dixie Highway in Louisville, from there, that's where detective Davis was able to recover some of these items."

Police haven't been able to recover all of the stolen merchandise, but say Cox has confessed.

"I believe initially he denied any involvement but ultimately he admitted to it because detective Davis explained to him -- store video surveillance -- he would be on that," explained Capt. Roby.

It is neither the ending nor the arrest police expected, but that's nothing new.

"In police work, nothing, nothing really surprises anymore," Capt. Roby said.

Right now, Corey Cox is charged with second degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking and tampering with physical evidence.

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