UPDATE: Arrests made in gas station robberies in Lexington
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Two men have been charged in connection to two gas station robberies last week in Lexington, according to police.
Investigators say 48-year old Mark Furman is charged with the robberies and 28-year old Jeremiah Arnold is accused of being Furman’s accomplice.
Police say Furman walked into a Shell station on Nichols Park Drive around 12:30 a.m. on March 2, and asked to buy some cigarettes. As the clerk was ringing up the purchase, police say Furman put a note on the counter stating it was a robbery. According to the reported victim, Furman implied he had a weapon and demanded money from the register. The clerk gave him the money and he took off, according to police.
Investigators say roughly three hours after the Shell robbery, Furman went into a Speedway on Paris Pike, showed a note to the clerk, implied he had a weapon, took cash from the register and left.
Police say Furman was arrested over the weekend on an unrelated offense, but was charged Tuesday with two counts of Robbery 1st.
Investigators say Arnold was arrested Tuesday and charged with two counts of Robbery 1st.
Anyone with additional information about this investigation is asked to call Lexington 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.