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Chase Bank in Lexington robbed Thursday

Lexington police are searching for a man who robbed a bank Thursday afternoon.

Shortly after 2:15 p.m. Thursday, a man armed with a knife entered the Chase Bank branch at 1500 Leestown Road and demanded money from employees. The man implied that he had another weapon, police said.

Bank employees complied with the man's demands, and after taking the money, he fled on foot, police said.

The man was described as black, about 5-foot-9 and 175 pounds. He wore a dark hoodie, sunglasses and a hat.

Anyone with information about the suspect or robbery is asked to call police at (859) 258-3600 or (859) 258-3700. Tips also may be called in to Bluegrass Crimestoppers at (859) 253-2020.

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