Police investigating shoplifting-turned-robbery

December 9, 2016 - Investigators with the Lexington Police Department are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man and woman who stole merchandise from a local department store in an apparent shoplifting-turned-robbery.

Around 7 p.m. Saturday, November 5, officers responded to Kohl’s store located at 1988 Pavilion Way in Hamburg. Loss prevention personnel told officers that a man and woman had entered the store and immediately began putting clothing and other merchandise in the woman’s purse. When store employees attempted to stop the woman in the parking lot, she became combative. The man then confronted the employees with a knife, threatening to cut them. The two suspects fled the area in a red passenger car.

A bystander captured the incident on a cell phone video.  The suspects were described as a white female with red hair and blonde highlights, approximately 5 foot 6 inches tall and 130 pounds; and a white male, approximately 5 foot 9 inches tall, 170 pounds and a thin build.

Anyone with additional information about this case 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.