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Videos of Lexington armed robberies released to help find two suspects

Man robs Liberty Road gas station

Lexington police are searching for this man, who robbed the Speedway gas station on Liberty Road on Jan. 15. He is one of two men police are searching for regarding a string of robberies.
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Lexington police are searching for this man, who robbed the Speedway gas station on Liberty Road on Jan. 15. He is one of two men police are searching for regarding a string of robberies.

Correction: The wrong photo for the suspect of the week was supplied to the Herald-Leader by Lexington police when this article initially published. That photo has been removed. The correct photo is now included with the suspect of the week (below).

New surveillance video and photos of suspects were released by Lexington police in the hopes of finding the men who robbed four retailers in a two-day span in January.

The first robbery occurred Jan. 15 at 8:22 a.m. at the Mini Mart on Anniston Drive. A man entered the store and began talking to the clerk about cigarettes. A few moments later, another male suspect entered the store and immediately pulled a gun on the clerk and demanded money and cigarettes.

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This man robbed the Mini Mart on Anniston Drive on Jan. 15, according to police. Lexington Police Department

At the Speedway gas station on Liberty Road Jan. 15, one of the same suspects drew a handgun upon entry to the store, immediately jumped over the counter and demanded cash from the register.

The following day, around 12:08 p.m. at the Shamrock gas station on Squires Road, one of the suspects entered the store and pointed a gun at the clerk, ordering him to back up. The suspect jumped over the counter, took cash from the register and five packs of lottery tickets. As the suspect was leaving, a second victim entered the store and the suspect ordered the victim to the ground at gunpoint and stole the victim’s wallet.

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This man robbed the Shamrock Gas Station on Squires Avenue on Jan. 16, according to police. Lexington Police Department

Later on Jan. 16, one of the suspects approached the counter at Hibbett Sports on Richmond Road. He carried a gun and ordered two female employees to open the cash register. The victims complied, the suspect took the money and ordered both victims to the ground before fleeing.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 cash reward for information leading to the two men.

Lexington police are searching for this man, who robbed the Squires Road Shamrock gas station and a customer on Jan. 16. It was one of four robberies in a two-day span.

Suspect of the Week

The suspect of the week is Darius Walker, who is wanted for trafficking marijuana and heroin, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and promoting contraband.

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Walker is described as a 25-year-old black male, 5 feet, 8 inches tall and 160 pounds.

Anyone who has information that could lead to Walker’s apprehension is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 859-253-2020 or go online to BluegrassCrimeStoppers.com. There is a cash reward. People can remain anonymous.

Mike Stunson: 859-231-1324, @mike_stunson

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