Deputies catch thieves involved in third attempted burglary

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JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - The EZ Mart & Deli in Jessamine County has been burglarized three times within the past few weeks, but this time the thieves weren't so lucky.

“I'm just glad they caught them," says Chad Rayyan, the owner of the store. "They need to just lock them up and get them off the streets."

Just after 4:00 Tuesday morning, authorities say three people tried to move a surveillance camera at the EZ Mart and then break in. The three ended up setting off the burglar alarm, got spooked and took off.

Deputies caught up with the three down the road and pulled them over. Two juveniles and one adult are now facing charges for the crime.

This isn’t the first time the business has been broken into recently.

On July 4th, surveillance video showed three people drive up to the store. Two of them smashed a glass window and stole cash and tobacco products.

Then, on June 20th, a similar break-in happened. Two thieves smashed through the glass door with a hammer and stole cigarettes and items off the shelves.

Authorities say despite the similarities, they believe different thieves were responsible for each burglary.

“We do have five suspects in the second and the third burglaries," says Chief Deputy Allen Peel, Jessamine County Sheriff's Office. "The first one is still an open, active investigation. But we feel confident that two of the three are solved."

The three suspects in the latest crime are facing attempted burglary charges, which is a misdemeanor.

Chief Deputy Peel says warrants are pending for a man and a woman who they believe are involved in the second burglary at the store.

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