Break-in reported after holes found in Palomar Centre walls

By: Tim Johnston Email
By: Tim Johnston Email
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - UPDATE:
A Lexington Police Forensics unit was at the scene today to gather more evidence.
So far, no word of any arrests in the case.
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There's not much activity in the Palomar Centre, on Christmas Day, but someone has been busy. Police say they got a call Christmas Eve night after a break-in was discovered where someone cut holes through three different units.

"Oh my God! There's a hole in wall. It's huge!" reacted Cynthia Slone, as she looked through the store front windows.

"It's worse on this side. So where'd they go from there? Oh, My Lord."

The trail of damage continued from Wild Eggs, a restaurant that's coming soon, and into the vacant unit next to it. According to the police report it looks as if all of this work was to try and get into the Rite Aid Pharmacy.

"I can't believe somebody would not just directly break in, but sneak through the walls. It's kind of creative, isn't it?" said Slone.

"This is supposed to be the "good side of town," and safe. I can't believe something like this would happen," added Pennie Kohn, who also was surprised at the sideways route someone used to get to the pharmacy wall.

The police report estimates that roughly $1,300 of damage was done to the first wall at Wild Eggs, another $800 is estimated to the damage done inside the vacant store, and roughly $100 of damage was done to the Rite Aid wall.

"They made quite a mess getting through there. It's scattered everywhere," followed up Slone.

At this time, no arrest has been made, but police say they will continue to investigate this case.


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