LPD investigating attempted apartment theft

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Police say the near-victim of a theft confronted a suspect as he tried to steal a television from an apartment on Nicholasville Road.

Officers say they received a call about a burglary in progress at the Mansion Apartments at about 3:00 a.m. Wednesday morning.  According to police, the caller told them that a man in his apartment was trying to take the T.V.

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Investigators say the victim then got into a scuffle with the suspect, and that a witness pepper-sprayed the would-be robber.  Officers say the suspect then ran off.

Police say the victim told them that he knew the suspect.

No charges have been placed at this time.