A woman was robbed and stabbed in a driveway in the Andover Hills subdivision late Monday morning and a search for the suspect initially focused around nearby Jacobson Park, police said.
The woman was robbed as she pulled into her driveway in the 600 block of Brookgreen Lane around 11 a.m. Monday, according to Lexington police. A man wearing all black clothing and a ski mask took money and credit cards from her wallet as she got out of the car, and he stabbed her three times, police said.
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Blood was found on the ground by a minivan in the driveway.
Lexington police said Monday evening the woman may have been intentionally targeted. The investigation is ongoing.
After being stabbed in the arm and stomach, the woman was transported to the hospital and was in serious but stable condition, according to Lexington police.
Police searched for the suspect in nearby Jacobson Park. A police dog lost the scent of the attacker after tracking him for a few streets, authorities said. It's not clear if the suspect eventually used a car to leave the area.
Lexington police Sgt. Jervis Middleton noted Monday afternoon that it was early in the investigation and police couldn't provide details about any potential motive, what the woman was stabbed with or if anyone witnessed the attack. The police are asking for anyone in the area with surveillance videos to call police.
After initially saying the incident appeared random, police said Monday evening the woman could have been targeted.
Meanwhile, precautions are always prudent.
"People need to be aware of their surroundings," Middleton said. "If they see something that doesn't look right, drive away or call [police]. Most people in neighborhoods know who belongs in neighborhoods and who doesn't, so if something doesn't look right just take note of it and drive away if you can."