A 16-year-old Lexington boy has been accused of receiving multiple stolen guns, according to police.
The teen has been charged with four counts of receiving stolen firearms and four counts of being a minor in possession of a firearm, according to police.
The guns were traced to four thefts in 2016, according to police. A handgun was taken from a home in July, and handguns were taken from three vehicles in November and July.
The boy had been previously charged with second-degree burglary in connection with case March 8 in the Gainesway neighborhood, according to police.
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“The Lexington Police Department reminds residents to always keep vehicles locked and to never leave valuables, including firearms, inside a vehicle,” the department said Friday in a news release. “Stolen firearms can fall into the hands of juveniles and/or be used in the commission of other crimes.”