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WKYT's facebook page helps reunite victim with stolen property

By: Melissa Etezadi Email
By: Melissa Etezadi Email

On Thursday, the Lexington Police Department reached out to the media asking for their assistance in locating the rightful owner of a camera.

The police had recently arrested a suspect, Scott Tyler Damron, in connection to a string of burglaries in the Lexington area. Many of the items, believed to be stolen by Mr. Damron, have been recovered and returned to their owners. However, one item; a camera had not been returned. "These pictures are what we found on the camera," explains Lexington Police Department Detective Mike Sweeney, "we released them to the media hoping they'd help us find the rightful owner, and they did."

After receiving the images, WKYT posted on their facebook page asking if anyone knew who the images belonged to. Within minutes, WKYT got the answer and within an hour Rachel Hughes was reunited with her stolen property. "I got a phone call from a friend saying that she saw the facebook post on WKYT and she recognized the photos."

Other victim's were also reunited with their stolen property. "Just knowing that someone has been in your home is nerve racking," explains Emily Zimmerman, another burglary victim. " They are going through your things, you don't know who they are, you don't know what made them pick you, it's just horrible."

Zimmerman was able to recover a handful of jewelry and other valuable items. "I thought I had lost this ring forever," explains Zimmerman, "I was distraught when I thought it was gone. My dad gave it to me in 2000, the first time we met. It means the world to me that I was able to get it back."

Police say they are still trying to reconnect some victims with their property.

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