More than 50 people arrested in Lexington Police winter shoplifting blitz

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Lexington Police Department says its annual winter shoplifting blitz has resulted in criminal charges against more than 50 people.

“Operation See You When You’re Stealing,” a joint effort between Lexington Police and the Kentucky Organized Retail Crime Association, took place from December 9-11 and focused on stores along Nicholasville Road.

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Police say 52 people were charged, 47 people were arrested and $5,337 worth of stolen merchandise was recovered. Officer says most of the stolen items included toys, clothing, electronics and groceries.