Lexington Police investigate overnight armed robbery and attempted

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) — Lexington Police confirmed an attempted armed robbery and another robbery took place early Saturday morning.

Police say the first incident happened around 4:30 a.m. at the Marathon gas station in the 1400 Block of Versailles Road. The suspect took a victim’s phone and money, according to police.

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The attempted armed robbery took place at a Shell gas station on the corner of Nicholasville Road and Southland Drive, according to officials. They report it happened just 10 minutes after the first incident.

A male suspect with a handgun demanded money from the clerk, police say. They say the suspect was then struck from behind and fled the scene, empty-handed.

Investigators are reviewing camera footage from both gas stations.

Police say no arrests have been made.