WKYT Crimetracker: Man breaks into restaurant by crawling through roof

Lexington Police say a burglar broke into the Mi Mexico on Richmond Road back on May 21 by crawling through the ventilation system.

Police say the burglar used a ladder on the side of the building to get onto the roof and inside. "While up on the roof, of the business, this person goes through the ventilation system and goes into the office of Mi Mexico and gets $7,000 from inside", said Lexington detective Carol Sims.

Detective Sims says the business typically makes night deposits, and wouldn't have that type of cash inside. "We're not sure if somebody on the inside who had knowledge that they had a good weekend, but this is someone who knew where to go inside," said Sims.

She is questioning how the person knew how to hit the office, and nothing else. "That's what I'm looking into right now. Maybe somebody who actually worked on that building or knows something about ventilation systems" said Sims.

If you have details on the case you can call Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at 859-253-2020 or 1-877-970-2020.

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