Lexington police have released new pictures from recent robberies, including three men wanted for a string of holdups and a shooting. These are all crimes we first told you about on Tuesday morning, but now we know that all four are connected.
Police say they don’t have much to go on in description of the robbers, other than that they are three black men in their late teens or early twenties. They were wearing wearing hooded shirts, and bandanas or masks over their faces.
At 7:30 on Tuesday morning, Robert Grossman had breakfast, then walked outside on Malabu Drive.
“I got on my bicycle and was coming out here to go to work, and there was a news crew out here,” said Grossman.
Less than three hours earlier, while Grossman was sleeping, police say a man was approached by three men wearing masks. The man was shot in the leg, and his phone and wallet were stolen.
“For someone to actually do an armed robbery right here on this spot is definitely brazen,” said Grossman.
But according to new information, the trio was just getting started.
Police say once they left Malabu drive, the men drove four miles to the Speedway on Euclid.
Just before 5:00 am, the clerk told Lexington PD that two men entered the store, displayed firearms, grabbed cash and jumped back in the car.
The three men traveled a little under two miles to their next stop, which was a Speedway on Winchester Road.
There, police said the masked men did the same thing. They showed off firearms, demanded money, took cash, and left.
Police tell us about twenty minutes later, they made one more stop at a Waffle House on Athens-Boonesboro road, again displaying firearms and taking cash.
Now, police hope with your help, they can catch these criminals and put them behind bars.
Here are ways that you can contact police if you have any information:
- Call police at (859) 258-3600.
- Anonymous tips, including photos and videos, can be submitted by texting LEXPD plus the tip to CRIMES (274637).
- You can call Bluegrass Crime Stoppers anonymously at (859) 253-2020 or www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com.