Police arrest burglary suspect accused of attacking a family dog

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by Renee Murphy

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 27, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 28 at 3:00 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Police are no longer looking for a man accused of stealing guns and jewelry. Authorities say Christopher Palmer broke into homes in the Audubon Park neighborhood and took off with $75,000 worth of items. Palmer was arrested and taken to Metro Correction on Thursday

"When you are punching the family dog and stealing guns that is obviously someone we want to get in custody very swiftly," Det. Jon Fischer said.

Police say Palmer attacked a family dog in one of his alleged burglaries. Police say he and an accomplice committed the crimes between February 1-18.

He is accused of breaking into four homes and vacant homes in the Audubon Park neighborhood. Police say his acts were brazen.

"They were kicking the doors in and they were so bold they were kicking the front doors in in broad daylight," Fischer said.
 
Police were on to Palmer when a witness to one of the break-in's spotted a license plate number on the getaway car.

"We went back to where the car was registered and seized the vehicle. We got in touch with his family there they put him in touch with us and we said we need you to come in and talk to us about this and he made it perfectly clear that he was not going to come in and talk to us about this," Fischer said.

"I think that means we all better be watching for our home but also for our neighbors. We are elderly people that live in the neighborhood and we need to help them out," Mary Ann Schubert,an Audubon Park resident said.

 

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