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Police raid stores for stolen goods

By: Elizabeth Dorsett Email
By: Elizabeth Dorsett Email

Lexington Police executed three search warrants at three businesses on Georgetown Street Wednesday afternoon for possibly selling stolen goods. The goods range from clothing to electronics.

Police searched the Shopper's Choice market at the corner of Glen Arvin, the EZ-Stop grocery at the corner of Bradley and the Dollar Plus store in a shopping center at the corner of Lima Drive.

Officers tell us they are executing the warrants to confirm evidence of stolen goods.

"I have no idea," exclaimed a frustrated Kareem Jaber, who pulled up to the Dolllar Store Plus just in time to see his nephew get arrested. "Honest to god, I have no idea," he continued in disbelief.

Jaber identifies his nephew as Hamed Jaber and says Hamed owns the store. Kareem Jaber believes the arrest is a misunderstanding.

"Police tell me he was buying and selling jewelry," Kareem Jaber explained while looking into the front windows of the store. "They say he must have license to buy and sell hjewelry. It's a small mistake. It will be fixed."

But at all three stores, officers could be seen grabbing much larger items from the stores and putting them into vehicles as evidence. Included were everything from clothing items to electronics.

"One of the things we're looking for we're things tha were clearly stolen, that clearly belonged in other stores," said Lexington Police Spokesperson Sherelle Roberts.

"Maybe things that had markings from another store or retailer," Roberts continued.

Roberts says at least three arrests have been made although she has not released names or charges in any cases. She says this investigation is not over.

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