Crime

Robber of Lexington Meijer might have robbed Boone bank, police say

Lexington police are looking for a man who robbed a cashier at a Hamburg department store Wednesday night and is possibly responsible for several other robberies.

At 8:05 p.m., the man walked through a checkout line at Meijer on Sir Barton Way near Man 'o War Boulevard. He told the cashier he had a weapon, but the cashier did not see a gun, Lt. Richard Bottoms said.

He demanded money, and the cashier complied. He fled with an undisclosed amount.

Police dogs were called to the scene but lost his scent, indicating he got into a vehicle, Bottoms said.

His description matched that of a man wanted for robbing a U.S. Bank in Boone County on Tuesday. Bottoms said a witness recognized the robber from news reports.

According to the Kentucky Enquirer, the man is believed to be tied to several other robberies in the Northern Kentucky area. He might also be linked to a recent robbery at a Kroger store in Lexington, Bottoms said.

The man is described as between 5 feet, 3 inches and 5 feet, 7 inches tall. He had a skinny build and appeared to be in his mid-20s. He was wearing a black winter hat and dark clothes, Bottoms said.

Police are looking for a Toyota truck or a Toyota Camry the Boone County robber has been purported to drive.

Anyone with information is asked to call Lexington police at (859) 258-3600.

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