LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — He saw a chance and took it.

That’s how Lexington Police describe this week’s Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week. The thief ripped off the Pandora jewelry store inside Fayette Mall for nearly $7,000. And, he wasn’t alone.

Lexington Police said the two likely came in to shop for jewelry but found it easier to steal. “The gentleman saw and kind of did a double-take when he saw the charms sitting out,” said Detective Anthony Delimpo.

A crime of opportunity police said when a store employee stopped mid-task to help another customer.

Police said the video shows the thief didn’t just go in once for a handful of Pandora charms, but several times.

“He looks around then takes some, looks around again and takes some more,” said Delimpo. “Looks around again and takes an additional amount. About 100 charms were taken so it was definitely a crime of opportunity and I think they are local or live in the general area of central Kentucky.”


If you recognize them, call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 859-253-2020 or visit p3tips.com.

Your information is completely anonymous, and your tip could earn you up to a $1,000 cash reward.