LPD: Suspect pepper sprays, pulls gun during robbery

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Two people were pepper sprayed during a robbery at a Lexington grocery store.

According to the Lexington Police Department, a man walked into the Kroger at Tates Creek Centre at around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, pushed the store clerk away from the cigarette display, grabbed cigarettes and ran.

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Police say, as he was leaving the store, an employee and a customer approached him and the suspect pepper sprayed them both.

He then went out to the parking lot, grabbed a gun from his car and pointed it toward people who were standing outside the store, according to police.

The suspect then took off.

Police are still searching for him.