LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) While a mother and father were snapping pictures of their newborn child, thieves were using their credit cards at stores around the city.
The victims are from out of town and were in Lexington for the birth of their child. Detectives say the thieves were able to gain access to the couple's suite in the maternity ward and steal a wallet from the mother's purse.
Surveillance video shows the thieves using the cards at the Nichols Park Lowe's and Toys R Us by Fayette Mall.
"It was in the several thousand dollar range, happened very quickly, and this was something that was very intrusive to someone's life, who is supposed to be enjoying the first moments of their child's life," said Detective Mark Thomas with the Lexington Police Department.
Detective Thomas calls the crime a sad story for Lexingtontonians.
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