2 are held and questioned in robbery of Central Bank branch in Lexington

jwarren@herald-leader.com and kward1@herald-leader.comFebruary 24, 2014 

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Lexington police arrested a man in connection with a bank robbery Monday and also arrested the man who gave him a ride after the robbery.

The holdup occurred about 9:15 a.m. at a Central Bank branch at 2233 Richmond Road, when a man entered the bank, displayed a note demanding money and left with an undetermined amount of cash.

Lt. Eddie Hart said the man kept his hand in his jacket, "which implied a weapon."

He said a witness followed the man toward Idle Hour Park.

Soon afterward, police began looking for a black Chevrolet Camaro thought to have been involved in the robbery.

About 9:50 a.m., police found the Camaro's driver, Devin Lovette, 24, in the area of Richmond and Fontaine roads.

Lovette told police that he had been at a BP station when a man who was wet approached him and asked for a ride. Lovette said he dropped off the man, who he didn't know, at a home on the 2100 block of Saint Michael Drive.

Police went to the house and found the robbery suspect, Robert Goins, Hart said.

They also found the money that had been stolen from the bank "concealed in furniture," he said.

Goins, 45, was charged with first-degree robbery and tampering with physical evidence.

Lovette was not charged in the robbery, but he was taken into custody on outstanding charges. He is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, fourth-degree assault and failure to appear.

Jim Warren: (859) 231-3255. Twitter: @hlpublicsafety

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