Lexington Police searching for armed robbery suspect

Armed, Robbery
Graphic Courtesy: MGN Online

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Lexington Police say they don’t think it’ll take them long to find a man accused of robbing a woman at gunpoint Saturday night.

That’s because the suspect reportedly messaged the victim on social media, where he has plenty of photos, likely of himself.

- Advertisement -

According to officers, he offered to sell the victim his phone.

When the woman drove to meet him off Osage court near the Woodhill neighborhood, the man reportedly came up to her car, pointed a gun at her, and demanded money.

Officers say the suspect is in his mid 20’s and about 5’11”.

The victim told police during the robbery the suspect had a grey sweatshirt over his head.

Previous articleFirefighters battle blaze at esteemed Rio de Janeiro museum
Next articleMotorcyclist dead after crash in Franklin County
Veronica Jean Seltzer joins ABC 36 as Anchor/Reporter. On most weekdays, you will see her reporting the news. VJ hails from a small horse farm outside New York City and most recently comes from South Bend, Indiana where she reported for the CBS and Fox affiliates. VJ holds a Master of Science in Journalism degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University. Her passion for journalism runs deep. It began as she studied graffiti as an ancient form of communication in Athens, Greece. While a student journalist in Morocco, she learned her most important journalistic lesson: good stories are about people. VJ loves life in and around Lexington. She feels most at home among horses and a diverse community of fascinating people. She enjoys reporting during the week and on the weekend she strives to bring her neighbors the news that matters most to them. VJ enjoys going to neighborhood events, exploring, horseback riding, skiing, sailing, and good movies. Look for her out and about in the community! VJ invites you to reach out to her with story ideas or just to say hello! Find her on Facebook at Veronica Jean Seltzer ABC 36, tweet her @VJS_ABC36, or email her at VSeltzer@wtvq.com. She looks forward to hearing from you!