Man charged with robbing store at knifepoint

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A 55-year-old Lexington man has been charged with first-degree robbery for allegedly holding up a downtown convenience store at knifepoint.

According to Fayette County Detention Center records, Leonard Douglas Abrams was arrested Thursday afternoon. He was picked up at an apartment building on Algonquin Street in downtown after a Lexington Police officer, following a description provided by witnesses and the store clerk, spotted a suspect car.

After officers surrounded the building, Abrams was taken into custody without incident, police said.

Officers had spotted items in the car that matched those used during the robbery, including a mask and gloves, police said.

The robbery was reported at 11:34 a.m. at the Marathon station at 1396 W. Main St. in Lexington. A man armed with a knife demanded money, took cash and fled. The clerk, while not injured, was left”pretty shaken up,” police said.

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