UPDATE: LPD identifies Mississippi man as suspect in armed robberies

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Photo Courtesy: Lexington Police Dept.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington police say they have identified a man they say committed two armed robberies in Lexington earlier in October.

Officers have issued two robbery warrants on 22-year-old Orlando T. Wright, of Yazoo City, Mississippi.

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Police say Wright robbed the Advance America store on Southland Drive, and the Game Stop in the Crossroads Plaza on Wednesday, October 5th.

Investigators believe Wright may still be in the central Kentucky area.

Anyone who sees Wright, or knows of his whereabouts is asked to contact Lexington police.

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10-6-16 3:11 p.m.

Police in Lexington are releasing surveillance photos of a man they believe was involved in 2 armed robberies on Wednesday.

Officers say just before 1:00 p.m., they were called to the Advance America store on Southland Drive.  Investigators say a man had been in the store earlier in the day, left, and then returned and robbed the place.  Witnesses told police that the man pulled a gun, demanded money, and then ran off when he got it.

Advance America, Robbery
Photo Courtesy: Lexington Police Dept.

Later, around 2:30 p.m., police say the Game Stop on East Reynolds Road in the Crossroads Plaza reported an armed robbery.  Again, a man had entered the store earlier, and then returned.  Police say the man asked to purchase two video game systems, but when they were brought to the counter, he showed his handgun and had employees turn around and face the wall.  Police say the man then took the game systems, along with cash from the registers, and ran off.

Game Stop, Robbery
Photo Courtesy: Lexington Police Dept.

Investigators say that based on surveillance from both scenes, and witness accounts, they believe the robberies may be connected.  The suspect is described as being around 5’8″ tall, with a thin build.

Anyone with any information on the incidents, or who can identify the man in the photographs, is asked to call police at (859) 258-3600.  Anonymous tips, including photos and videos, can be submitted by texting LEXPD plus the tip to CRIMES (274637). Information can also be sent anonymously through Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at (859) 253-2020 or www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com.