Man is accused in Family Dollar and Cricket Wireless robberies

tpettit@herald-leader.comFebruary 28, 2013 

David Nathan Griggs was arrested on Feb. 28, 2013, on charges connected with three robberies in Lexington.

An arrest has been made in connection with five thefts during the past few weeks in Lexington.

David Nathan Griggs, 35, is accused of robbery after a snatch-and-run at a Family Dollar on Waller Avenue on Wednesday.

During the incident, a man reached across the counter and grabbed some cash, and as he left the store he bit a bystander who tried to stop him, Lt. Roger Holland said. The robber then drove off in a silver sport-utility vehicle. Witnesses provided the license plate number, and police found the vehicle on Waller Avenue on Thursday.

Griggs is also accused of a robbery at a Cricket Wireless store on Versailles Road earlier Wednesday, according to a Lexington police news release. In that case, a robber pretended to buy minutes for his cellphone. When the clerk opened the register, the robber said he had a weapon and stole cash.

Griggs was charged with two counts of first-degree robbery. He also was charged with two counts of first-degree burglary and one count of second-degree burglary at Lexington residences.

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