Crime

Intruders threaten baby in break-in robbery in Lexington

An intruder threatened a baby to get money during a robbery at a Lexington home, police said.

It happened about 3 p.m. Monday at a home on Alice Drive, Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said.

Roberts said three adults and the baby were inside the home when two men entered through an unlocked front door. One man had a knife, the other a gun, she said.

"They demanded money from one of the male victims in the house," Roberts said. "The victim refused, at which point one of the suspects picked up the baby and basically threatened to harm the baby."

After the money was turned over, the man put down the baby, and both men left in a light-green SUV, Roberts said.

The child wasn't harmed, police said.

One robber was described as about 6-foot-3, weighing approximately 250 pounds, with long dreadlocks and wearing a blue-and-white University of Kentucky coat, Roberts said. His partner was described as 5-foot-10, with short hair and glasses and wearing jeans and a gray hoodie.

The pair escaped with a "large amount of money," Roberts said.

The case remains under investigation.

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