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Crime Stoppers: Police Seek Suspects In BCTC Thefts

Posted at 8:01 PM, Jul 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-30 18:47:52-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington police are looking for two women seen on surveillance video stealing from Bluegrass Community Technical College.

While it might seem like one of the last places people would have to worry about being a victim of a theft, authorities say that’s not always the case.

"Even if you’re at work, you have to be mindful that there are going to be people coming into your office that you’re not familiar with," said Detective Mark Thomas.

This theft happened on BCTC’s Cooper Drive campus last December, just before Christmas.

"Inside those offices, they’re scanning them, casing them for anything they can steal," Thomas said.

In this case, they got away with credit cards.

"Once they leave BCTC, just an hour or two later, they’re up on Meijer on Hamburg and they’re up there running her credit cards," Thomas said.

Thomas said they charged about $500 worth of merchandise. He said he also was disheartened by the women’s callousness.

"What’s unfortunate about this case, is that the girls are actually laughing as they’re running out and have just stolen this woman’s wallet," he said.

Thomas said they won’t be laughing forever.

"Felonies never expire," he said. "Because I guarantee you, that the same people doing these types of thefts are doing other thefts out there. So anytime we have surveillance images we want to capitalize on that and get these girls identified."