More than 3 dozen people arrested, nearly $7,000 in merchandise recovered

Courtesy: Lexington Police Department
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WYMT/WKYT) - Our sister station reports police have arrested more than 3 dozen people suspected to be involved in a shoplifting investigation.

Lexington police say investigators with the Kentucky Organized Retail Crime Association (KYORCA) carried out a "shoplifting blitz" during June 10 and June 12.

Nearly $7,000 dollars worth of stolen items were recovered. Those items included power tools, cookware, clothing, cosmetics, pet food, and several other items.

Authorities say 35 arrests were made, 5 citations issued, and 18 warrants were served. There were 32 shoplifting-related charges, 5 drug-related charges, and 5 burglary-related charges.