LPD release video of armed robbery suspect using stolen debit card

Photo Courtesy: Lexington Police Dept.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Lexington Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that led to the fraudulent use of the victim’s debit card.

Around 11:00 p.m. Thursday, May 4, officers went to the parking lot of The Lex Apartments on South Broadway on a report of a robbery. When police arrived, the victim told them he was walking back to his apartment when an unknown man got out of an older white car and confronted him with a handgun.

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The man demanded that the victim empty his pockets, and ended up taking the victm’s wallet and phone. The suspect was described as possibly in his mid-twenties, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall, with a medium build and a scruffy beard.

Within minutes of the robbery, police say the victim’s debit card was used at two gas stations and a Walmart store. Investigators have released surveillance video from one of gas stations, in which two unknown men are seen buying beer and other items with the victim’s debit card.

Anyone with information about the suspects’ identity or whereabouts is asked to contact Lexington 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.