Lexington police were looking for a man who robbed a bank at 833 Lane Allen Road on Friday afternoon.
About 3:30 p.m., a man walked into First Federal Bank and told a teller that he was robbing the bank. The man did not show a weapon, but he said that if employees did what he said, no one would get hurt. Tellers complied, and the robber fled with money in his hand, police Lt. Chris Van Brackel said.
The robber is described as a white man in his 40s with scruffy facial hair, prescription glasses and a graying goatee. He was wearing jeans, a tan T-shirt and a blue UK hat.
About 3:45 p.m., police were told a man matching the description was in a Marathon gas station across the street.
About 10 officers responded and questioned the man, but witnesses from the bank told police that the man was not the robber. The man made an obscene gesture at TV news cameras after he was released.
"We're back to square one right now," Van Brackel said.
Van Brackel asked anyone who may have seen the man to call Lexington police at (859) 258-3600.