Police: Robbery incidents may be connected

July 1, 2016 - Investigators with the Lexington Police Department are working to determine if two incidents earlier this week with similar suspect descriptions were carried out by the same person, and to identify and locate the suspect(s).

At approximately 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, officers were dispatched to the Chuck E. Cheese located at 1555 E. New Circle Rd in reference to an attempted robbery. The manager advised a white man entered the store earlier in the afternoon and asked for a job application. Upon returning to the business, the man implied he had a firearm and stated he was there to rob it. The manager told officers he was able to convince the suspect to leave the restaurant without taking anything.

Later that evening at 10:15 p.m., officers responded to the Dollar General store at 1790 Bryan Station Rd in response to a robbery. The clerk stated that a white man who may have been hiding in the store approached employees after the business had closed. The man implied he had a weapon and demanded money. The clerk told officers that employees complied with the suspect’s demands and he fled the store with cash.

Based on witness statements and descriptions, investigators believe it is possible the two incidents are connected or they may involve two separate people.

In the Chuck E. Cheese incident, the suspect was described as a white man, approximately 6 feet tall and 175 pounds with a beard. He was seen wearing a grey long sleeve shirt, a baseball cap, jeans and light colored shoes.

In the Dollar General robbery, the suspect was described as a white man in his mid-20s, approximately 6 feet tall and 160 pounds with a goatee. He was seen wearing a red and white striped long sleeve shirt, khaki pants, tan boots and a dark colored baseball cap.

Anyone with information about the suspect(s) 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.

Surveillance Image - Dollar General
Surveillance images from Dollar General
Surveillance Image - Chuck E. Cheese
Surveillance images from Chuck E. Cheese