Police: Burglars claimed to be DEA agents in violent Lexington home invasion

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Lexington police are questioning two men suspected of burglarizing an apartment at the Shillito Park Apartments early Thursday morning.

Officers who were sent to investigate a call for help on Beaver Place arrived when the burglars were still inside.

"They ended up interrupting a burglary. As they did that the people who were committing the burglary took a shotgun and fled," said Lieutenant Andrew Daugherty.

After the two suspects stole the shotgun and cash, police say they jumped out of a back window and ran off.

Investigators tell WKYT that the two men who lived in the apartment were bound with zip ties. Officers say they weren't seriously hurt. The suspects entered the apartment by claiming they were Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents, according to police.

Investigators say it took a three and a half hours of searching but they were finally able to find the suspects and take them into questioning.

A neighbor who called police says she's relieved they have been caught but she is still worried about her safety.

"They interrupt our security, they make me afraid to live here. They make me want to pull out extra measures, lock my doors and my windows. It's scary because my son won't know what he's walking into if something like that happens," said Twyla Coleman.

Police say one of the burglars who they are questioning at police headquarters was also wanted on an unrelated arrest warrant.

Investigators think the burglary was drug-related.

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