Serial burglar hitting businesses in Lexington’s Cardinal Valley neighborhood

Crime Stoppers

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDKY) – A burglar was busy the month of March hitting businesses in the Cardinal Valley neighborhood.

Lexington Police say whoever he is, he’s patient, calculated. But cameras were watching his every move.

On any given day, at any given time there’s someone out and about in the city’s Versailles Road corridor. Even overnights, when Lexington Police say a man in skinny jeans, a black hoodie and backpack makes his move.

“He hit four businesses in the month of March,” said Lexington Police Detective Anthony Delimpo.

His crime spree began March 9 at Blanco Auto in the 1900 block of Versailles Road where police say he busted his way in and took two drills.

The same man came back two weeks later and smashed his way into Allen Food Mart in the 1900 block of Oxford Circle.

Twenty four hours after that burglary, the suspect got creative. First, breaking into Eastland Tobacco before tearing through the drywall to steal from the auto store a second time.

“Very intent and obviously didn’t care too much about the police response or anyone calling on him,” Delimpo said. “Because it took time for him to cut through the drywall.”

The problem with burglars like this, police say, is they get more confident each time they’re not caught.

“Right now, they’re breaking into businesses and stealing stuff. They’re realizing, oh I can get away with this maybe I can do more,” Delimpo said. “It typically elevates and elevates and elevates and eventually someone is going to get hurt.”

Lexington Police want you to watch the surveillance video and see if you recognize the clothing the burglar is wearing. It’s described as skinny jeans, a black hoodie and black backpack.

If you think you recognize him, call the Crime Stoppers tip line or log onto p3tips.com.

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