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Posted on: July 12, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Detectives Investigate Neighborhood Flag Thefts

UPDATE - During the course of the investigation, four of the stolen American flags and the decorative yard flag were found in the woods off of Ashford Way.  Detectives continue to look for leads in this case on the identity of the man seen in security footage taking the flags from yards within the neighborhood.  

Chief Terrence Green 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 of Lexington.


On the morning of July 12, 2021, officers began responding to numerous thefts that occurred in the Wellesley neighborhood on Ginny Lane.  It was reported to officers that eight American flags, along with a decorative yard flag, had been stolen with the first incident happening 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, 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 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.    


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 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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