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Crime Stoppers: Police know more about trailer stolen from a Lexington church

Posted at 11:59 AM, Aug 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-19 18:21:51-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — It has been several months since someone wandered onto the property of a Lexington church near Keeneland and stole a large trailer from the parking lot.

Identifying the person of interest has been difficult, but Lexington police have a good look at the vehicle that was used to tow the trailer away.

The person who stole the trailer drove their Jeep onto the property of South Elkhorn Baptist Church and hooked the trailer to their Jeep and drove away.

The person, or persons, in this vehicle, was actually here the day before the theft as well, looking at the parking lot to determine the best course of action.

The trailer at South Elkhorn was stolen from the parking lot back in May and still hasn't been recovered. Police can't be sure what, if anything, was inside the trailer, but its contents are secondary to what took place here and the value of the trailer alone is several thousand dollars, even if empty inside.

"They don't have a huge fellowship, but this trailer is something they would've used for outings, picnics or other gatherings they would have off-property. So, we want to do everything we can to get this out there and try to recover that. Sad that somebody would steal a random trailer, but to steal from a church, seems like it takes it to another level," said Detective Mark Thomas.

Police have a good look at the make and model of the vehicle, but not the license plate.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest.

Call the Crime Stopper tipline at (859) 253-2020.