A series of robberies and violent incidents kept Lexington police busy Sunday night and early Monday morning.
Police said a man stated that he was robbed at gunpoint about 10 p.m. Sunday by a man who asked him for a ride at a Speedway gas station on North Broadway.
The victim said the robber got into his car, then pulled a handgun and directed him to drive to Elm Tree Lane. The gunman then took the victim's cash, phone and car keys.
The gunman was described as about 35 years old and weighing about 185 pounds.
Shortly after midnight, a man walking in the West High Street-Oliver Lewis Way area was assaulted by two people who tried to steal his backpack, police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said.
She said one of the assailants was armed with a knife, and the victim suffered a cut to his hand during a struggle. The victim, who also had minor injuries to his head, was treated at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital.
One assailant was wearing a grey sweater, and the other wore a white T-shirt, police said.
About two hours later, two men reported being assaulted by four attackers near Trade Center Drive and New Circle Road.
Police said the victims had left the Platinum Plus strip club when four men pulled up in a car and attacked them. One man was struck on the head and his wallet was taken, and his companion was chased away from the scene. The injured man refused treatment, Roberts said.
About 3:15 a.m., officers also were sent to the Best Western motel on Athens-Boonesboro Road, after a man reported being struck and robbed by two attackers there.
Police said the victim stated that he was propositioned by a blonde woman who approached him in the motel parking lot. The victim followed the woman to an area behind the building, where he was immediately assaulted by two men.
Roberts said one of attackers struck the victim in the head with handgun. The pair then took the victim's cell hone and wallet, containing cash and credit cards, she said.
Both robbers were wearing hoodies, police said.