Accused serial robber arrested in Lexington

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- A man accused of multiple robberies has been arrested in Lexington.

Jackie B. Love, 54, is charged with Robbery 1st, Wanton Endangerment 1st, Fleeing/Evading Police, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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Lexington Police say The Dollar Tree on Clays Mill Road was robbed Thursday. Officers say Love was later identified as the thief on surveillance video.

According to police, Love displayed what looked like a gun and demanded money.

Late Friday night, police tried to pull Love over in a car, but he ran away.

K9 officers eventually found Love hiding in bushes.

Lexington Police believe Love could be connected to four other robberies at local businesses over the past week.

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