Lexington Police said that they now believe an attempted robbery and a robbery were connected.
Police said the Family Dollar on East New Circle Road and the King of Food Chinese Restaurant were both hit Friday night, just minutes apart.
Police said the robber didn't get any money at Family Dollar.
But they said the robber did leave the restaurant with cash.
Police were trying to find a blue SUV or truck registered out of Whitesburg.
They said it was used in both cases.