Multiple Local Businesses Robbed in Less than a Week

Reported by: Paris Lewbel
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Updated: 12/13/2013 6:08 am
For the second time in a week, the Morris Book Shop on High Street was broken into, adding to the list of locally-owned businesses robbed in the past week.

According to police, officers responded around 9:20 Thursday evening to a burglar alarm went off at the store. When police arrived, they found that someone broke a window, reached in and unlocked the door.

Police officials say, the burglar got in and stole two cash boxes.

According to the Morris Book Shop's Facebook page, the suspect got away with some rolled coins and a few $1 bills.

Throughout the past week, multiple business have been hit in the downtown area, including, Hair Razors, Stuarto's Olive Oil, A Cup of Common Wealth, and the Lexington Visual Collective

Police say the Morris Book Shop robbery is similar to a burglary that took place at A Cup of Common Wealth on Eastern Avenue.

Police say someone smashed out the front glass door and took off with a bag of money.

When word got out about the Cup of Common Wealth robbery, one of the shop's co-owners says donations began streaming in with people wanting to help cover the stolen money.

They decided to pay it forward by giving people a free cup of coffee for making a purchase at any of the targeted stores

Lexington Police tell ABC 36 they are investigating, but say it is too early to know if the burglaries are connected.
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