Fayette County

Bladed bandit snatches cash from Lexington gas station

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A man armed with a knife robbed a Lexington gas station early Tuesday.

Police said the robber entered the Speedway at 447 East New Circle Road about 3 a.m. He threatened a clerk with the blade and fled with cash.

Lexington Police Lt. Clay Combs said the robber is described as a 6-foot-tall, dark-complected black male with short hair. He was wearing a gray hoodie and blue jeans.

Combs said a K-9 unit couldn’t track the robber.

“We’re still looking at potentially pulling video,” Combs said.

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Michael McKay: 859-231-1324, @hlpublicsafety