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Couple caught on camera shopping on stolen credit cards

By: Andy Cunningham Email
By: Andy Cunningham Email

A big setback for one family all because of some thieves.
The Jessamine County Sheriff's Office says the suspects broke into a home in Jessamine County last week.

"We really don't have any leads in the matter, that's why we need the public's help," said Deputy Anthony Purcell.

Jessamine County Sheriff Deputy Anthony Purcell says surveillance photos shows the suspects shopping at a Lexington store.

He tells us this unknown couple forced their way into the home on Ashgrove Pike in the early morning hours on Thursday of last week.

"The suspects kicked in the side door to the garage, to make initial entry, once in the garage they kicked in interior door to kitchen," Deputy Purcell said.

He says the homeowners were asleep, but heard the suspects breaking in.

"The husband actually went down stairs with a handgun to confront the suspects, but they were already gone," he said.

Purcell said, It wasn't until the next day, before the mans wife realized her credit cards were missing.

"Charges were starting to be made on her credit cards in the Lexington area."

The deputy said the suspects racked up hundreds of dollars worth of charges at as many as six locations in Lexington, before the owner's could cancel the cards.

Including Big Kmart, Speedway, Shell, and Shoe Carnival. Purcell said the couple also got away with more than five bottles full of cash the homeowners were collecting for a church fundraiser.

If you have any information or recognize either or both suspects you're asked to call the Bluegrass Crime Stoppers or the Jessamine County Sheriffs Office.

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