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Lexington investigators on the hunt for American flag thief

Lexington, SC 07/13/2021 – Chief Terrence Green of the Lexington Police Department is asking the community for assistance in identifying a man who is believed to have stolen multiple American flags from a neighborhood in the town.


On the morning of July 12, 2021, officers began responding to numerous calls regarding thefts that occurred in the Wellesley neighborhood off Ginny Lane. The crime victims reported to officers that eight American flags, along with a decorative yard flag, had been stolen. The first such incident happened on June 25, 2021. Seven additional incidents occurred during the early morning hours of July 11 and July 12, 2021.


The subject involved in these incidents is believed to be a male whose race is unknow. He appears to have short, dark hair and a full beard. He was seen on surveillance videos wearing a hooded sweatshirt, shorts, and slide sandals with socks. The subject may have been driving a dark in color Honda CRV.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Voravudhi at 803-358-1514. If you live in or around the Wellesley neighborhood and have additional security video footage to share, please call the investigator as well.


Those with information can also contact Midlands Crimestoppers in the following ways:


PHONE TIP – Call the toll-free number at 1-888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372.)


WEB TIP – Go to www.midlandscrimestoppers.com and click “Submit a Tip.”


MOBILE TIP – Download the new P3 Tips app on your Apple or Android Device.


Please call the Lexington Police Department at 803-359-6260 if you have not reported a similar theft that occurred in the Wellesley neighborhood, or elsewhere in the Town of Lexington, and an officer will be dispatched to take an incident report.


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