Three people arrested in connection to string of overnight robberies
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Three people have been charged in connection with multiple robberies in the Cardinal Valley area that happened in the overnight hours of Wednesday, March 1.
Today, Lexington Police Department investigators arrested Lucio Sanchez, 19, on four counts of Robbery.
According to authorities, the other suspects in this investigation, a 17-year-old male and 20-year-old Lanisha Harris, were arrested on Saturday, March 4. Police say the teenage male is charged with Robbery, Receiving Stolen Property, Possession of Handgun by Minor, Resisting Arrest, Giving a False Name, and Possession of Marijuana. Harris is charged with two counts of Robbery.
Police report shortly after midnight, a man told police he had been approached by two people on Cambridge Drive. They say he claimed one of the suspects pulled out a gun and robbed the man of his wallet and belongings, and that as the victim ran away, the suspects fired multiple shots, striking the victim once in the arm.
Officers say they responded to Oxford Circle, about an hour later, where a victim reported she’d been robbed at gunpoint by two men and a woman. Officers report the victim told them she was pushed to the ground, and one of the suspects fired a shot at her. According to their report, the shot missed and the suspects fled the scene.
Police say shortly after that incident, a man and woman claimed they were robbed near Oxford Circle and Cambridge Drive. According to authorities, their descriptions of the suspects matched what the victim in the previous incident had reported.
Officers say they were later called to a business on Alexandria Drive around 6 a.m. in reference to a robbery with shots fired. They claim a victim said she and a friend were approached by two men who attempted to rob them, and one of the suspects pulled out a gun and fired a shot. According to authorities, an employee of a nearby business came outside trying to stop the suspects, but one of the suspects began firing several shots before fleeing the area.
Anyone with additional information about this investigation is asked to call Lexington Police at (859) 258-3600.