A burglar stormed The Castle early Monday morning, taking an undisclosed amount of jewelry from the store and pawn shop, located at 2048 Lexington Road.
According to Jessamine County sheriff’s deputy Larry Oliver, a white male gained entry into a vacant next door building to break into the store around 4:50 a.m.
“It looks like entry was made into The Castle from an adjacent, unoccupied building,” Oliver said. “It looks like they breached the door of that building and went in and removed a section of the drywall and got into The Castle that way. Once they were in there, they removed several items of jewelry from the display cases.”
Oliver said the only description available is a white male who was wearing dark shorts and a dark hoodie.
“He had the hood up, and his face was partially obscured, and he had light-colored shoes on — there’s not a whole lot to go on,” Oliver said. “We can’t tell about height or weight because of the angle of the camera.”
Oliver said once the man was inside, he quickly pilfered through the store.
“It looks like they just went through there and hit three or four of those cases and left,” Oliver said. “They’re still trying to work on dollar figures of what was taken.”
The method of the burglary was unique but not unheard of, Oliver said.
“We’ve worked a few cases like this before, but there haven’t been very many,” Oliver said. “It is a little unusual, but it has happened. I think it’s unusual for pawn shops to get broken into because of their security systems and good video equipment.”
Oliver said there was no surveillance of the outside of the store, and it is unknown if the man left on foot or in a vehicle.
Anyone with information on the burglary is asked to call the Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office at 859-885-9512.