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Suspects in Aug. 21 crime bulletin apprehended

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LEXINGTON Ky. (Aug. 25, 2023) — UK Police (UKPD) have apprehended suspects referenced in an Aug. 21 crime bulletin for vehicle thefts and break-ins.

After using video security systems on campus, officers and detectives were able to capture and share images of five suspects. After receiving tips from the community, UKPD was able to identify 4 of the 5 suspects. The suspects have since been identified as juveniles, therefore UKPD will not be releasing additional identifying information.

In response to the reports of stolen vehicles and break-ins from the Cornerstone garage last weekend, UKPD has increased patrols of several areas including campus parking garages and lots. We encourage students to lock their vehicles, keep valuables out of sight and report suspicious activity to UKPD at 859-257-8573.

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