Police: Robbery suspect crashes into officer’s cruiser


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Georgetown police officer ended up with a damaged cruiser after he tried to stop a robbery suspect in Lexington.

According to the Georgetown Police Department, the officer was in Lexington and spotted the suspect in a stolen car on Expo Court and Virginia Avenue around 6:15 a.m. Tuesday.

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He called Lexington Police for assistance then started following the car.

Police say the suspect then drove onto the University of Kentucky campus and that’s when the officer tried to make a traffic stop.

Georgetown Police say the suspect drove to a dead end, turned around and slammed into the officer’s cruiser.

The driver took off, ran a red light on South Limestone and Virginia Avenue and was hit by another vehicle, according to police.

The suspect then got out of the car and ran.

Two passengers in the car had to be extricated by firefighters.

Lexington police say the passengers and the driver of the other vehicle suffered minor injuries.

The Georgetown police officer was not injured.

Police are still searching for the suspect.

The Georgetown Police Department posted pictures of the suspect on it Facebook page.