UPDATE: Suspect in wallet theft comes forward

Photo Courtesy: Lexington Police Dept.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Police say it took only two hours after releasing surveillance video of a wallet theft before the suspect came forward.

Officers say the incident happened at the Family Dollar on Race Street on February 21st.  Video released by police shows a woman mistakenly leaving her wallet on the counter after paying, and then shows the next customer in line picking up the wallet.

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Police say the suspect has now been identified, and will be issued a court summons next week for theft by unlawful taking.


4/19/17 4:03 p.m.

Police looking for suspect who stole wallet at Family Dollar

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Police are asking for help from the public in identifying a woman they say stole a wallet at the Family Dollar on Race Street back in February.

Officers say that on February 21st, a woman shopping at the store mistakenly left her wallet on the counter after paying for her merchandise.  When she returned to retrieve it, the wallet was gone.

Police say that video surveillance shows the woman next in line picking up the wallet and putting it in her purse.  Investigators say the suspect left the store in an older, faded passenger car.

Anyone who can identify the woman in the surveillance video is asked to contact the Lexington police Department at (859) 258-3600.