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Police seek help in 2 robberies

Lexington police want the public's help with investigations into two recent armed robberies in Lexington that police say could be related.

A man entered the office of the Microtel Inn & Suites at 2240 Buena Vista Road about 11:40 a.m. Feb. 28. The man showed a clerk a handgun and demanded money, fleeing the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The robber was white, 6-foot-5 and about 250 pounds. He wore jeans and a black winter coat.

In a separate robbery on March 1, C & C Pharmacy at 122 Mapleleaf Drive was robbed of prescription pills and cash about 1:30 p.m.

The robber was described as a 6-foot-2-inch white male with a stocky build, brown hair and blue eyes. Armed with a handgun, he was wearing a black-and-white ball cap, a blue hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Because of the similarity in descriptions, Lt. Doug Pape said Lexington police are looking into the possibility that the same man committed both robberies.

"At this point, we can't say they are and we can't say they aren't," Pape said.

Police said anyone with information should contact the Lexington Division of Police at (859) 258-3600, the Personal Crimes Section at (859) 258-3700 or Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at (859)253-2020. Text "tips2020" plus your message to CRIMES (274637) or go to