Crime

3 Lexington Speedway stores robbed within 13 hours

Three Lexington Speedway stores were robbed Saturday, and police indicated they might have been committed by the same person.

The Speedway on Paris Pike near Interstate 75 was robbed by a man with a handgun about 7:30 a.m., said Lt. Chad Bacon of the Lexington police.

At 3:30 p.m., a man handed a note to a clerk at the Speedway at New Circle and Liberty roads. He demanded cash, implied he had a weapon and then ran away with cash.

About 8 p.m., a man with a similar note demanding money went into the Speedway at Tates Creek and Old Mount Tabor roads, Bacon said. That man had a gun tucked into his waistband, but the clerk did not give him money, and the man ran out.

A dog was used to try to track the man without luck.

"More than likely, he's in a vehicle," Bacon said.

He said police had been in contact with Speedway's corporate headquarters about the robberies.

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