LPD: String of robberies appear connected


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Lexington Police Department believes the same person is behind a string of robberies at Lexington businesses.

Police investigating five recent robberies say in each, the suspect was wearing a camouflage mask and armed with a box cutter.

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The most recent robbery occurred Friday, June 1 at the Cash Express located at 671 North Broadway.

Investigators say a man armed with a box cutter entered the business and demanded money from the registers.

He threatened to harm a customer, took cash, and ran off down Delcamp Drive, according to police.

The suspect is also believed to be responsible for an attempted robbery on May 5 at Family Dollar at 188 E. New Circle Road; a robbery on April 28 at the same Cash Express as the June 1 robbery; a robbery on April 24 at the Dollar General at 1790 Bryan Station Road and a robbery on April 20 at Dollar General at 2167 N. Broadway.

Investigators released video, which includes audio, from the June 1 robbery.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to contact Lexington Police by calling (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.