Crime

Clerk hit as South Broadway Marathon, West Main Circle K robbed

A clerk was hit in the head with a gun in one of two overnight gas station robberies being investigated by Lexington police.

At 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, an armed robbery was reported at the Marathon station, 1100 South Broadway, Lt. Jonathan Bastian said.

The robber, whose face was partially covered by a hooded sweatshirt, entered the store. While the clerk tried to retrieve money for the robber, the robber struck the clerk in the head with a gun, Bastian said. The severity of the clerk’s injury was unavailable.

The robber ran from the store with an undisclosed amount of cash. A dog tracked a scent to near Man o’War Place off Waller Avenue across from St. Joseph Hospital, police said.

The robber was described as wearing a gray sweatshirt, gray pants and white shoes, Bastian said.

At 4:33 a.m. Wednesday, a robber entered the Circle K, 1396 West Main Street and implied that he had a weapon, Bastian said.

The robber took money from the cash register and from the clerk. The robber was described as 6 feet tall and 220 pounds, wearing a striped shirt. He used a shirt to cover his face. He also fled on foot but couldn’t be tracked by a dog.

It’s unclear whether the same robber commited both robberies, Bastian said.

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