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Crime Stoppers: Warehouse burglary, Copper stolen

By: Tamara Evans Email
By: Tamara Evans Email

Lexington Police say thieves broke into an abandoned warehouse during the weekend of October 2nd and 3rd.

The Maxine LLC on Palumbo Drive was burglarized. They say thieves made their way into the warehouse forcing their way into a side door, then stealing plenty of copper.

"They stripped wiring from inside the warehouse..a lot of wiring going to the fuse boxes and stuff. They also stripped alot of plastic off the copper wiring", says Det. Rob Sarrantonio with Lexington Police.

Police say whoever is responsible also took a ladder in the warehouse making their way to the roof.

"Stripped copper from the air conditioning units, causing damage to ten AC units on the roof", says Det. Rob Sarrantonio.

They also damaged the bathrooms as well. The total cost of the burglary was over $100,000, with almost a ton of copper being stolen and damage left behind in the warehouse.

If you have any information about who committed this crime, please contact Crime Stoppers. They are offering a $1,000 cash reward for information that leads to an arrest in this case. Call (859) 253-2020 or dial *2020 on your AT&T phone. It's a free call and they don't want your name, just the information you have.


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