Rash of break-ins, targeting vet clinics

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – According to Lexington Police, there has been over 6 break-ins and attempted break-ins at local vet clinics in central Kentucky.

Over the past few months, police reported 4 in Lexington alone, 1 in Madison and 1 in Jessamine County. Suspects are allegedly breaking in through a door, stealing a variety of items, and then selling them online for profit. Among the named items to be stolen are heartworm medications and Frontline flea control.

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According to Richmond police, Skipworth Veterinary Clinic’s break-in was reported on September 1, surveillance videos showing two suspects exiting a four-door passenger car wearing gloves and masks. According to the video, they removed a pry bar from the trunk before adjusting the camera up away from the door.

The clinic’s owner told police that they noticed marks on the rear door when they arrived at work, and that the camera was still pointed up away from the door. While the suspects had not been able to enter that building, police say a successful vet clinic burglary occurred in Lexington just hours later.

Richmond police report that Skipworth Veterinary Clinic had been burglarized before, back in June.



Lexington police say they currently do not have enough information to say for sure if all 6 events are connected.

 

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