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LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — In December, a woman visiting a relative at a Lexington nursing home came back to find her car window smashed and her purse gone. Thanks to cameras inside a Richmond Road business, Lexington Police have a good idea who did it.

Police call the purse theft, a crime of opportunity that two unidentified women pounced on. The victim told police she was inside Mayfair Manor for about three hours on Dec. 16. Long enough for the purse thieves to leave the Tates Creek area and head to a different part of town, where they went on a spending spree.

“Went over to Richmond Road, went to several businesses and racked up well over $1,000 in charges,” said Det. Anthony Delimpo with the Lexington Police Department.

Detectives said the two first used the woman’s card at Walgreen’s then the Old Todd’s Road Lowe’s store where cameras captured them walking inside the store.

“People that do this kind of thing, they’re preying in these parking lots, just looking for purses that are left open in a car,” Delimpo said.


If you recognize either of the women, call the anonymous Crime Stoppers tip line at 859-253-2020 or submit online on You could earn up to $1,000 cash.