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Suspected burglar caught hiding in store's attic

A suspect is in custody after police say he broke into a convenience store then tried hiding in the attic.

Lexington Police say the suspect broke into J and D Market on Old Richmond Road.

He tripped the alarm and police responded.

Police say the suspect cut a hole in the drop ceiling once inside and climbed into the attic to hide from police.

Once police were talking to the store's owner, they heard a noise.

The suspect fell and was taken to the hospital to be checked out.

His name hasn't been released.

Police say he had loaded a box with cigarettes he planned to steal from the store.


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