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Some stolen flags found, police still looking for thief

Police are hoping you can help identify a man who they say has stolen over a dozen flags
Credit: Lexington Police Department
Flags that were stolen in a Lexington neighborhood were found in a tree.

LEXINGTON, S.C. — Lexington Police are still looking for a man who they believe is stealing flags. 

But the good news is that four of the American flags were found, a neighbor who saw the flags on the ground, placed them in a tree so they would be off the ground.  The yard flag was also discovered. The five flags were found in a wooded area near Ashford Way. 

There are still three missing American flags. 

Chief Terrence Green is asking  for assistance in identifying a man who is believed to have stolen flags from a neighborhood in the Town of Lexington.

On the morning of July 12, 2021, officers began responding to numerous thefts that occurred in the Wellesley neighborhood on Ginny Lane. 

Eight  American flags, along with a decorative yard flag, had been stolen according to officers in the first incident that happened on June 25, 2021.

Seven additional incidents occurred during the early morning hours of July 11 and July 12, 2021.

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The subject involved in these incidents is believed to be a male and was seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt, shorts, and slide sandals with socks. He may have been driving a dark in color Honda CRV.

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If you have any information about these thefts you are encouraged to call CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CrimeSC. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Voravudhi at 803-358-1514 to include those who live in the Wellesley neighborhood who have additional security video footage to share.