UPDATE: Lexington PD identify suspect in Forcht Bank robbery

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Lexington Police Department says they have identified the suspect in a robbery at Forcht Bank on New Circle Road that happened Wednesday morning.

According to police, the suspect is 35-year-old Kelly Ellsworth Cox.

Officers say they obtained a warrant for Cox’s arrest Wednesday afternoon.

Anyone with information on Cox’s whereabouts is asked to contact the police.

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11:04 a.m.

Police in Lexington are investigating a bank robbery at the Forcht Bank on New Circle Road.

Officers say at about 9:10 a.m. on Wednesday, a man entered the bank and demanded money from the tellers.  According to police, the suspect (pictured in a surveillance photo, above,) is in his 20’s or 30’s, and wore a large white t-shirt, a blue and white baseball cap, and had brown hair and a goatee.

After getting the money, officers say the man drove off in a dark colored passenger car with a red spare wheel on the front passenger side.

Suspect, Forcht Bank Robbery

Lexington police have isolated this surveillance photo of the suspected vehicle. (Photo Courtesy: Lexington Police Department)

Police say the man is also a suspect in the robbery of a Marathon gas station on North Broadway just after 11:00 p.m. Tuesday night. According to officers, the suspect picked up a case of beer, went to the counter, and then pulled a knife and demanded money from the clerk.  The clerk handed the money over, say officers, and the man ran off.

Anyone with any information about the suspect’s identification is asked to call police at (859) 258-3600.

Anonymous tips, including photos and videos, can be submitted by texting LEXPD plus the tip to CRIMES (274637). Information can also be sent anonymously through Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at (859) 253-2020 or www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com.

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