Crime

Two teens charged in connection with robbery of Central Bank on Versailles Road

Lexington police officers gathered behind an apartment complex on Cambridge Drive where arrests were made after Thursday’s robbery of a Central Bank on Versailles Road.
Lexington police officers gathered behind an apartment complex on Cambridge Drive where arrests were made after Thursday’s robbery of a Central Bank on Versailles Road. cbertram@herald-leader.com

A 16-year-old and an 18-year-old have been arrested in connection with the Thursday-afternoon robbery of the Central Bank and Trust branch, 2347 Versailles Road, Lexington police said.

At 1:45 p.m., a man with a gun entered the bank and demanded cash from the tellers, said police spokeswoman Brenna Angel. The robber then fled on foot north toward Devonport Drive.

The man wore a blue sweatshirt, gray sweat pants, and a bandanna covering his face, Angel said.

Two customers were in the bank at the time of the robbery.

Luther Deaton, chairman and chief executive officer of Central Bank, said that no one was hurt.

Police said they found the juvenile, whose name is not being released because of his age, and the 18-year-old, Adrun D. Bennett, in an apartment on Cambridge Drive.

The juvenile is charged with first-degree robbery. Bennett is charged with tampering with physical evidence for trying to conceal stolen money, police said. Bennett is also charged with two counts of wanton endangerment in connection with shots fired on Appian Way on May 29; the shooting is unrelated to the robbery, police said.

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