LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Police are searching for a suspect after an employee was robbed during his lunch break at Waffle House on Plaudit Place.
Investigators say they received the call at 1:20 a.m. on Tuesday.
Police say the employee went outside for a quick break when he was approached by the suspect who pulled out a handgun and demanded money.
They say the victim told officers the suspect dropped the gun on the ground, picked it up, and started running. The victim told officers that the gun might have been fake or plastic after hearing the sound when the suspect dropped it.
According to police, the suspect struck the victim several times causing minor injuries and ran on foot near Sleep Inn hotel located behind the business.
They say the victim is okay.
Police say K-9 units are still searching the area for the suspect.