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Search underway for suspects in string of thefts

They could be responsible for dozens of thefts.

Investigators in Mercer County say the trio has stolen everything from cigarettes to cars, even christmas presents from children.

Authorities are looking for Paul Brown, Sarah Towler and Sharon Brown.

We're told their crime spree may extend into several other central kentucky counties as well.

An eyewitness tells police three broke into his parked car. Investigators say he
followed them down U.S. 68 in the snowstorm and into Jessamine County and confronted them.

Mercer County Sheriff's deputies say the trio is responsible for a rash of car break ins along 68 through the county, as well as dozens of others in Boyle, Jessamine and Fayette counties.

Officers believe they are responsible for a break in at the Tobacco Warehouse in Salvisa and made off with $5,000 worth of cigarettes and some lottery tickets.

Paul Brown has been wanted by police for at least 4 months for an indictment warrant and officers say he's stolen cars in the Lexington and Versailles area.

Police say not to leave valuable like gifts or guns in cars. They also say folks should leave outdoor lights on in an effort to deter thieves.

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