Crime

Man binds woman, puts children in bedroom, steals pain pills

An man armed with a gun forced his way inside a Lexington home occupied by a woman and her three young children Thursday night and fled with prescription drugs from the residence, Lexington Police Lt. Chris Van Brackel said.

The man bound the hands of Rebecca Adams, the children's mother, who is in her 20s, with a plastic zip tie. She had an abrasion on one wrist. The children, all under age 10, were not injured, Van Brackel said.

The robber is described as a white man with brown hair, in his 20s. He knocked on the door of the home on Royal Wood Road just before 7 p.m. and forced his way inside after the woman opened the door. He asked her where prescription medication was in the home, and she told him.

He took pain pills and fled in a red vehicle, Van Brackel said authorities were told.

One of the children called their grandmother, who lives in the same neighborhood, and she arrived at the scene before police. The grandmother cut the woman free, Van Brackel said.

Tasha Stone, who lives a few houses away, said the woman's daughter came to her house to use the restroom and get a drink of water after the robbery. The child told Stone and her family that she and her siblings were placed in a bedroom by the intruder.

The intruder had asked for the child's dad, Stone said.

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