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Crime Stoppers: Lexington Police Investigating Theft At Apartment

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Lexington Police are looking for a couple of thieves who entered someone's apartment off Tates Creek Road and stole jewelry and a gift card that they tried to use in town.  

Detective Mark Thomas with the Lexington Police Department said that the burglary happened on Malabu Drive off of Tates Creek Road. 

"We know the victim, in this case, has a medical condition, so she leaves her door unsecured for that reason," said Detective Thomas.

It is so first responders can get to her easily in the event of a medical emergency, but some people took advantage of that situation. The gift card was spent at the Home Depot and the two were caught on surveillance video. 

"The jewelry is something we may see on the street.  It may end up getting sold somewhere, and it's possible we could get that back," said Thomas.

Detectives are starting their search in the neighborhood because neighbors in the area may have known that the door was opened.

“We'll try that, try an 'area investigation.'  I believe it's been done in this case, where officers go around and knock on doors,” said Thomas. 

If you leave your door unlocked in case of an emergency, Thomas suggests calling the fire department and working with them directly. 

If you have any information that could lead to an arrest, your tip could get you a cash reward from Bluegrass Crime Stoppers. You can call in your tip at (859) 253-2020 or text your information to 'Crimes'. Just put 'LEX P-D' in the message. 

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