LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Police say a Lexington woman arrived home from the store to find an armed man waiting for her.
It happened Sunday just before midnight on Chestnut Ridge Drive, off Leestown Road.
Police say as the woman drove into her garage, the suspect walked up to her car and pounded on it. The woman stepped out and he pulled the gun then the two went into the home where police say the woman’s mother and children were.
Police say he grabbed purses and began to leave the home. But they say, instead of unlocking the front door, he broke out the window of the door and left that way.
Everyone inside the home ran into a bedroom and locked the door and the victim called police. According to the woman, the suspect has his face covered with a black scarf.
Police say K9 tried to track the suspect but lost the scent. They believe he either ran down a nearby walking trail or got into a vehicle.
Police say no one was injured in the incident.
So far, no arrest has been made and that has people who live in the neighborhood nervous. They say crimes like this happen too often.
LPD says there have been 12 reports of residential burglaries within a half-mile of the home that was broken into Sunday night in the past year.
It says one of those reports was ruled to be unfounded, one was an attempted break-in and two involved known suspects which investigators described as an ex-boyfriend breaking into the house for a total of eight residential burglaries in that area that involved unknown suspects over the past year.