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Lexington police arrest man suspected in string of hotel robberies

Sidney “Sid” Paul Williams Jr. was arrested Sunday and charged with robbery. Lexington Police suspect that Williams might have robbed three hotels in the past week.
Sidney “Sid” Paul Williams Jr. was arrested Sunday and charged with robbery. Lexington Police suspect that Williams might have robbed three hotels in the past week. Fayette County jail

Lexington police arrested a 30-year-old man Sunday suspected of robbing several Lexington hotels in the past week.

Lexington police had been looking for Sidney “Sid” Paul Williams Jr. in connection with the robbery July 31 of Country Inn and Suites on Executive Drive. An arrest warrant was issued for Williams on Friday, just two days after police released surveillance video of a man robbing multiple hotels in Lexington.

Based on that surveillance video, police said last week that Williams could be responsible for several other hotel robberies, including at the Red Roof Inn on Haggard Court on July 27, the Super 8 Motel on Buena Vista Road on July 28, and the Comfort Inn and Suites on Aug. 3.

Williams was charged Sunday with one count of first-degree robbery and was being held at the Fayette County jail.

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