Shopping Center Burglary Suspect Arrested

Lexington Police make an arrest after an overnight burglary and now they say the suspect could be responsible for several crimes in one shopping center.

Police swarmed the Park Hills Shopping Center on Pimlico Drive minutes after a burglary suspect was wrestled to the ground by an officer.

Store owners say there have been a rash of burglaries in the area over the last few weeks.

Investigators say officer Reid Bowles noticed a suspicious man walking away from the shopping center just after midnight. When Bowles asked the man to stop, police say he ran.

Bowles caught and arrested 24-year-old Gregory Kinnaird. Bowles charged him with the overnight burglary at Great Clips.

"I received a call. guess an officer out here watching my place. They caught the guy that broke into Great Clips and later found out he broke into mine, " explained Travis Teachy, owner of A Furry Makeover Pet Spas. His shop is just a few doors down from the Great Clips.

Teachy says he was greeted Thursday morning by officers and lots of broken glass.

"One of the worst things I've had to deal with, especially being hard times," he said.

Teachy says being a small business owner has been difficult lately and the burglary only adds insult to injury.

"They caught the guy. I guess he's going to get what he deserves," he said.

Teachy says he was concerned about something like this happening at his store, so he had called an alarm service. Ironically, they are supposed to come install a system Friday.

Kinnaird is charged with Burglary, fleeing and evading, possession of burglary tools and resisting arrest.

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