Crime

Crime and Suspect of the Week, Feb. 2, 2016

Quality Inn robbery

Surveillance video of a woman robbing the Quality Inn at 750 Newtown Court on Jan. 15, 2016.
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Surveillance video of a woman robbing the Quality Inn at 750 Newtown Court on Jan. 15, 2016.

Lexington police are asking for your help to catch the Quality Inn female robber and to find a man wanted on a murder charge.

If you have information about either the Crime of the Week or the Suspect of the Week, do not try to take action on your own. Call Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at (859) 253-2020 or at 1-877-970-2020. To place a free call on an AT&T Wireless phone, press *2020.

Crime of the Week

Police say the same woman twice tried to rob the Quality Inn at 750 Newtown Court in Lexington. The first time, Dec. 6, she entered the lobby, demanded cash from the overnight attendant and implied she had a weapon. When the attendant called her bluff, she fled without completing the crime. On Jan. 15, she brought a handgun. This time, the attendant complied and she escaped from an undisclosed amount of cash.

Bluegrass Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 cash reward leading to the solving of this crime.

Suspect of the Week

This week’s suspect of the week is Marquess Smith, 18, wanted on charges of robbery, assault and murder. Smith is described as 5 feet, 6 inches tall, weighing 125 pounds.

Anyone with information that could lead to the apprehension of Smith is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (859) 253-2020 or toll-free at 1-877-970-2020. To place a free call on your AT&T cellphone, press *2020.

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