Fifth Third Bank at 1680 Bryan Station Road was robbed Monday morning, Lexington police said.
Witnesses told police that a man wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and dark jeans entered the branch and unsuccessfully tried to take a bank bag away from a male customer, Lt. Jeremy Tuttle said. The robber then jumped over the counter, demanded cash and took an undetermined amount of money.
He went out the bank door and was seen getting into a green SUV in the parking lot. The vehicle, which might have displayed a handicapped placard, headed toward Old Paris Pike, Tuttle said.
The robber, whose face was covered, “implied that he had a weapon but no one ever saw it,” Tuttle said.
The robbery was reported shortly after 9:30 a.m., Tuttle said. No one was hurt.
Police were looking into whether the robbery is connected to an earlier attempt to enter Peoples Exchange Bank at 901 Richmond Road.
In that case, reported shortly after 9 a.m., a man tried to enter through the front door, but employees wouldn’t let him in, Tuttle said.
“When he couldn’t get in, he ran away,” Tuttle said.
The door handle was seen lying on the ground outside the front door.