UPDATE: Bank robbery charges sent to Grand Jury

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UPDATE POSTED 10:15 A.M., JAN. 26, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Second-degree robbery charges against a 62-year-old man were bound to the Fayette County Grand Jury following a preliminary hearing Tuesday.

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Fayette District Judge Lindsay Hughes Thurston left McCoy’s bond at what she called a “low” $2,500 after hearing testimony from Lexington Police Officer Jordan Tyree during the hearing.

McCoy is charged with robbing the Central Bank in Palomar Center on Jan. 15, 2021. The evidence showed he gave the teller a note demanding money, took the cash and left.

Witnesses provided a clothing and other descriptions and the car McCoy was driving was stopped not far from the bank on Harrodsburg Road.

Tyree testified clothing matching the description, including a coat and sunglasses with the sticker still on them, were recovered in the car. The money, which included a tracking device, also was recovered, the officer told the judge.

After McCoy was stopped, the tracking device pinpointed the location of the stop, according to Tyree.

UPDATE POSTED SATURDAY, JAN. 16, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Lexington Police Department has arrested a man for robbing a bank Friday afternoon.

Michael D. McCoy, 62, is charged with second-degree robbery, according to police.

Around 12:45 p.m. Friday, January 15, officers responded to the Central Bank located on Palomar Centre Drive for a reported robbery. Bank employees stated that a man handed the teller a note demanding cash. The teller complied with the suspect’s demands and he fled in a white car.

A description of the suspect and vehicle was broadcast to officers, who located the suspect, later identified as McCoy, driving inbound on Harrodsburg Road.

Further investigation confirmed that McCoy had robbed the bank, police said.

The suspect is housed in the Fayette County Detention Center.

ORIGINAL STORY POSTED 4 P.M. JAN. 15, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Most people snarl about heavy traffic, especially on Fridays when it’s even heavier.

Friday, one Lexington driver ended up especially frustrated, but Lexington Police were happy.

At 12:46 p.m. on Friday, a man walked into the Central Bank branch in the Palomar Centre at Man O’ War and Harrodsburg Road, handed the teller a note demanding money, got it and took off in a car inbound on Harrodsburg Road, police said.

But he got stuck in traffic. An officer spotted the car and picked the man up for questioning.

Police have not yet released any other details, possible charges, or the man’s name.

He did not show or imply a weapon and no one was hurt, police said.