Crime

Help police find the man who robbed the Red Roof Inn at knifepoint

Police say this image shows the robber of the Red Roof Inn at 2651 Wilhite Drive at about 4:15 p.m. Feb. 21.
Police say this image shows the robber of the Red Roof Inn at 2651 Wilhite Drive at about 4:15 p.m. Feb. 21.

Police are asking for your help to solve a robbery at knifepoint at a Red Roof Inn in Lexington. 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. Anonymous tips, including photos and videos, can be submitted by texting LEXPD plus the tip to CRIMES (274637). Information can also be sent anonymously through Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at 859-253-2020 or www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com.

Crime of the Week

Police are asking for your help to solve a robbery at knifepoint at the Red Roof Inn at 2651 Wilhite Drive. About 4:15 p.m. Feb. 21, a man entered the lobby of the hotel armed with a knife and ordered the front desk attendant to give him all the money in the drawer. After she complied, the robber fled in a tan four-door vehicle with a sunroof. The man is described as 6 feet, 1 inch tall, weighing 300 pounds, with a scruffy beard.

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

Suspect of the Week

This week’s Suspect of the Week is Gabriel Hughes, wanted on charges of aggravated trafficking of heroin over 100 grams, trafficking pills, trafficking cocaine, trafficking marijuana over 5 pounds, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, and parole violation.

Hughes, 32, is described as 5 feet, 6 inches tall, weighing 160 pounds.

If you have information about Hughes, please 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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