Lexington police are investigating two robberies and an attempted robbery at gas stations early Tuesday morning, and they could be connected.
The first robbery happened a little after 1 a.m. at the Thornton’s gas station on Winchester Road, according to police. Two men were wearing dark hoodies tied around their faces, and one of them displayed a revolver to the attendant.
They demanded money, which the attendant gave them, according to police. The attendant told police they ran toward Sportsman Motel, but police couldn’t find them.
Shortly before 3 a.m., two men matching the same description entered SuperAmerica on Tates Creek Road and tried to rob the store, according to police. The clerk couldn’t get the register open quickly, so the men left, according to police.
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Then, just after 3:30 a.m., two men entered a Speedway on Richmond Road and came away with cash, according to police. They also matched the descriptions of the previous two cases.
Police didn’t say how much money was taken in the two robberies. No one was injured.
It has not been confirmed that the three cases are connected, but police said they are suspicious.