Lexington police have arrested one suspect and are looking for several others after a string of overnight robberies and a car theft Thursday morning.
Two boys were walking in Valley Park, on Lexington's west side, late Wednesday night, according to police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts. The boys were approached by two men, one of whom had a gun.
The men demanded all the boys' belongings, Roberts said. The boys gave them their Beats headphones, cellphones, shoes, earrings and hookahs. No one was injured.
The men drove off in a silver Buick Century, Roberts said. The man with the gun was described as tall and skinny. The other man was described as black and about 6-foot-1 with a medium build, Roberts said. He was wearing a white shirt and had dreadlocks with blonde tips.
About 1 a.m. Thursday, police were called to Imperial Liquors at 1465 Village Drive, about a mile from Valley Park, to investigate another robbery.
The victim was walking behind the liquor store when a man showed a gun and demanded his belongings, Roberts said. The victim gave the robber tacos, his shirt and his wallet, which had cash. No one was injured.
The robber was described as a skinny black man about 6 feet tall, with a small Afro and wearing a white shirt and blue jeans. He was driving a red Ford Focus.
At 1:47 a.m., police were called to 845 Red Mile Road.
A man had been locked out of his apartment and was waiting on a spare key when a man approached and showed a gun, Roberts said. The victim was forced onto the ground and was searched, but he had nothing to take. No one was injured.
The would-be robber ran toward Versailles Road, Roberts said. He was described as about 6-1, 160 pounds and black with short hair. He was wearing a gray T-shirt and black shorts, Roberts said.
At 4:21 a.m. Thursday, police were called to Walgreens at 2209 Richmond Road.
A man was walking to the pharmacy to get a prescription, but when he got to the driveway, a car pulled up and two men got out, Roberts said. The two approached the man as the car continued down St. Ann Drive.
One of the two men pointed a gun at the victim and demanded his belongings, Roberts said. The victim refused, and one of the men assaulted him. They both ran down St. Ann Drive.
They were described as young, wearing white T-shirts and shorts. The one with a gun had a thin build.
About 7:40 a.m. Thursday, police were called after a man forced his way into a car and made the driver take him to Lindenhurst Drive, Roberts said.
At Lindenhurst Drive, the man got out and tried to steal another occupied car, Roberts said. The second driver wouldn't let him in.
That man was arrested, but the others have not yet been identified or arrested. It's too soon to say whether any of the cases are related, Roberts said.