LPD: Robber strikes three stores in less than 20 minutes

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Police say they believe one robber hit three convenience stores in Lexington, all within 20 minutes.

The first robbery was at the Shell Station on Nicholasville Road at midnight Friday.

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Police say a man walked into the store with a bandanna over his face and carrying a gun.

After getting cash, he left the store, ran across the street and got into a waiting car, according to police.

Then, seven minutes later, a man tried to rob the Marathon Gas Station on Clays Mill Road, but left without getting money.

The suspect also got into a waiting car.

The third store, the Speedway on Boston Road, was hit ten minutes later, at 12:17 a.m.

After that robbery was reported, police fanned out to neighboring convenience stores in case the robber struck again.

Police hope to review surveillance video to get a look at the suspect, the car he got into and the person driving that car.