Lexington police seek robber in black cape, gold mask

jkegley@herald-leader.comNovember 29, 2012 

Lexington police were looking for a man dressed in a black cape and a gold ghost mask who robbed a juvenile at gunpoint Thursday night.

The robbery happened about 7 p.m. near a cluster of apartment homes at 180 Codell Drive, off Old Todd's Road.

Two teenagers reported they were walking to meet a friend when the masked man ran up and tackled one of them, Lt. Chad Bacon said.

One of the teens ran away. The masked man showed a handgun and demanded cash from the teen he knocked down.

The teen gave him his wallet, and the man ran away. His mask was described as a gold mask similar to the one worn by the villain in the movie Scream.

No one was seriously hurt, Bacon said.

Anyone with information was asked to call police at (859) 258-3600.

Josh Kegley: (859) 231-3197. Twitter: @HLpublicsafety.

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