5/3rd Bank robbery suspect arrested

        Adrun Bennett

The Lexington Police Department has made an arrest in a bank robbery case that occurred in August 2021.

On Monday, August 9, 2021, at approximately 4:16 p.m., officers responded to the 5/3rd Bank on Walden Drive for a robbery. Upon arrival, officers were advised the suspect handed the employee a note threatening he was armed with a gun and demanded money. The employee complied and the suspect fled the scene. 

After further investigation, a Robbery 1st warrant was issued for 23-year-old suspect, Adrun Bennett.

On Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at approximately 9:06 a.m., officers observed Bennett driving a vehicle in the area of Trent Boulevard. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle which fled. A brief pursuit was initiated and terminated in the area of Wilson Downing and Allante Brooke Court.

On Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at approximately 11:30 a.m., officers located Bennett in an apartment at the 3300 block of Spangler Drive. After barricading himself for approximately 3 hours, Bennett was subsequently arrested without incident.

The investigation led to the following charges being placed on Bennett.

-Fleeing or Evading Police, 2nd Degree (Motor Vehicle)

-Improper Registration Plate

-Operating on Suspended or Revoked Operator License

-Robbery 1st Degree

This investigation is still ongoing.

Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to contact Lexington Police by calling (859) 258-3600. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers by calling (859) 253-2020, online at www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com, or through the P3 tips app available at www.p3tips.com