Quantcast

Thief Steals Rims Off New Truck - LEX18.com | Continuous News and StormTracker Weather

Thief Steals Rims Off New Truck

Posted: Updated:

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A thief looking for auto parts took a big risk when he ripped the wheels off a pickup truck at a lot on Richmond Road.

The thief wasn't caught after Friday's incident, but he did leave quite a trail.

When you steal from the Don Franklin Automall, you can expect at least one of more than 50 surveillance cameras will catch you in the act. That's exactly what happened in the wee hours of Friday morning.

"We captured somebody pulling into our lot from the south side of the city and they pulled into our lot, and pulled back through, and stole a wheel and tire package," said Mark Sawyer, with the Don Franklin Auto Group.

The wheels were stolen off the truck between 3:21 and 3:56 a.m.

The cost of the loss?

"Right about $2,500," Sawyer said.

The suspect was driving a white Toyota Tundra, believed to be a 2004-07 model.

"They weren't the most expensive tires and wheel package we had on the property, so I'm thinking they were targeting that specific wheel and tire package," Sawyer said.

Now the truck is the target of a Lexington police investigation as they sift through video evidence.

"As he pulls out, I have him captured on the video of the Nissan store and the Hyundai store with the property in the back of his vehicle," Sawyer said.

WEATHER
MaxTrack Doppler
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Missing Person Found Dead In Laurel County

    Missing Person Found Dead In Laurel County

    Thursday, April 19 2018 1:32 PM EDT2018-04-19 17:32:27 GMT

    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - The search for a missing person has ended tragically in Laurel County.

    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - The search for a missing person has ended tragically in Laurel County.

  • Police: Woman Arrested After Child Found Malnourished, Bruised

    Police: Woman Arrested After Child Found Malnourished, Bruised

    Thursday, April 19 2018 5:43 PM EDT2018-04-19 21:43:15 GMT

    LONDON Ky. (LEX 18) — A Laurel County woman has been arrested and charged with criminal abuse after she allegedly injured a 27-month-old child.

    LONDON Ky. (LEX 18) — A Laurel County woman has been arrested and charged with criminal abuse after she allegedly injured a 27-month-old child.

  • Body Found In Lake Cumberland Identified As Missing Man

    Body Found In Lake Cumberland Identified As Missing Man

    Thursday, April 19 2018 3:06 PM EDT2018-04-19 19:06:33 GMT
    RUSSELL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) The family of a missing man from Casey County tells LEX 18 that the body pulled from the water in Russell County earlier this week has been identified as Danny Hatter. Hatter went missing more than six weeks ago. His truck was later found in Jamestown, with one wheel stuck in the mud. His body was found recovered from Lily Creek on Lake Cumberland Sunday night. Relatives tell LEX 18 that the coroner has positively identified him.  At this time, it i...
    RUSSELL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) The family of a missing man from Casey County tells LEX 18 that the body pulled from the water in Russell County earlier this week has been identified as Danny Hatter. Hatter went missing more than six weeks ago. His truck was later found in Jamestown, with one wheel stuck in the mud. His body was found recovered from Lily Creek on Lake Cumberland Sunday night. Relatives tell LEX 18 that the coroner has positively identified him.  At this time, it i...
Powered by Frankly

© LEX18.com 2018, LEX18.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?