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Lexington Police ask for help to identify man in connection to theft of US flags

Lexington police are asking for the public’s help to identify a man who they believe has stolen multiple American flags.

Officers began responding to numerous thefts that occurred in the Wellesley neighborhood on Ginny Lane on the morning of July 12, according to Chief Terrence Green. Four of the stolen American flags and the decorative yard flag were found in the woods near Ashford Way, it was reported Tuesday.

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Officers reported that 8 American flags, along with a decorative yard flag, had been stolen with the first incident happening on June 25. Seven additional incidents occurred during the early morning hours of July 11 and July 12, said police.

The subject involved in these incidents is believed to be a male, unknown race, with short dark hair and a full beard. He was seen 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, or additional security video footage to share, is asked to contact Detective Voravudhi at 803-358-1514. Those with information can also contact Midlands Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC or at midlandscrimestoppers.com.