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Crime Stoppers: Theft For The Holidays

Posted at 7:58 PM, Dec 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-17 19:58:03-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A likely act of desperation has Lexington police looking for a woman who broke into a home on Anniston Drive.

The woman took an awfully big risk, considering her “award.”

“As he looked around his home, he realized he had just a couple of things taken, but they were large jars of change,” said Detective Mark Thomas with the Lexington Police Department.

A home surveillance camera caught her on the property along Anniston Drive.

The person of interest in this case did leave some evidence behind, cutting her hand on the bathroom window on the way in, which left a trail of blood.

But Thomas said analyzing that would be a last resort measure.

“What we prefer to do is identify who she is without having to go to that added expense, because it is an expense to the taxpayer to have to go look for DNA evidence,” he said.

For now, police will just be looking for her.

“She could’ve taken a paper clip,” Thomas said. “She entered and remained unlawfully inside that house; she committed a home burglary. That’s a felony. She’s gonna go to jail for this.”

And thefts this time of year are far from unusual.

“Bad guys know you have presents under the tree,” Thomas noted.

Keeping blinds drawn and not putting merchandise boxes on the curb are just a couple of good ideas to keep in mind.

Thomas offered another idea as well: “Maybe we don’t need to post these things on social media,” he said.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for information leading to an arrest. Call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 859-253-2020.