2012-08-16 / Front Page

Local Business Burglarized

Michael Lerche learned early Wednesday morning, August 8, that his business may have been burglarized. A friend and neighbor arrived into town early Wednesday to take his daughter to volleyball practice. After dropping her off, he drove past Lexington Feed and Farm, located across from the Middle School at the corner of Third Street and Hwy. 77 when he noticed that the window on the front of the business was broken. He continued to Peterson’s to buy a few groceries, but cut his shopping trip short with a nagging concern for his friend’s business.

He immediately went to Michael Lerche’s home and told him what he saw at the Lexington Feed and Farm. Lerche quickly got ready and went to the store, arriving at about 7:30 a.m., verifying his friend’s concerns. He called the Lexington Police Department, but got no answer, so he called 911.

The Lee County Sheriff’s office made contact with LPD Captain Wooldridge, who arrived sometime after 8 a.m. The Captain gathered the necessary information for his investigation, including an itemized list of the property stolen.

The investigation continues.

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