Two men arrested in connection with church robbery
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Two men were arrested on February 21, after allegedly robbing a woman outside Cornerstone Baptist Church on Winchester Road.
Robert Schultz and Harvey Smith were arrested on traffic charges, and taken to Scott County Detention Center, says Lexington officials.
According to LPD, the victim said she had been approached in the parking lot by a man who offered to help her carry some things to her car. When she declined the offer, the man returned with a knife and demanded her purse.
After taking her property, the suspect got into a vehicle being driven by another person and fled.
Police received a description of the suspects and their vehicle, and Scott County officers were able to get the vehicle stopped in Grant County, with help from local law enforcement in the area.
Warrants were obtained by Lexington officers for 1st degree Robbery, that Scott County officials then used to secure the arrest.