The Lexington Police Department is working to identify five people who coordinated the theft of hundreds of dollars in merchandise from a local store. The alleged organized shoplifters were caught on camera stealing from Vengeance in Fayette Mall.
An officer was dispatched to the store on October 23. Surveillance video revealed that a group of two women and three men, ranging in possible age from late teens to 40s, concealed several pairs of pants in what appeared to be other shopping bags. When confronted in the mall parking lot, an employee reported that one of the men displayed a handgun and fled in a car with an out-of-state license plate.
Investigators today released video from the store. Anyone with information about the suspects is asked to contact Lexington Police by calling (859) 258-3600.
Anonymous tips, including photos and videos, can be submitted by texting LEXPD plus the tip to CRIMES (274637). Information can also be sent anonymously through Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at (859) 253-2020 or www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com.
Brenna Angel, Public Information Officer