Lexington police release photos of suspects in violent robbery

jkegley@herald-leader.comMarch 11, 2013 

Lexington police released surveillance photos Monday of two robbers, armed with a gun and pepper spray, assaulting a jewelry store clerk.

Police are seeking the public's help in identifying the two men, who escaped March 2 with a bag of jewelry from Alexandria's Jewelry Store, 1565 Alexandria Drive, according to a news release.

One of the robbers sprayed pepper spray in the store, and the other hit the clerk on the head with the gun and fired a shot, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at (859) 258-3600 or (859) 258-3700. Tips also can be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers; call (859) 253-2020 or go to Bluegrasscrimestoppers.com.

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

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