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Man who attempted to rob Chuck E. Cheese’s during job interview, may have later hit Dollar General

Lexington police say it's possible the man shown at left in the Chuck E. Cheese’s, is the same man who later that evening, robbed the Dollar General, shown at right.
Lexington police say it's possible the man shown at left in the Chuck E. Cheese’s, is the same man who later that evening, robbed the Dollar General, shown at right.

Lexington Police say it’s possible the man who attempted to rob a Lexington Chuck E. Cheese’s during a job interview, robbed a Dollar General later that evening.

On Wednesday at about 4 p.m., a man implied he had a firearm and attempted to rob the New Circle Road Chuck E. Cheese’s. Police said the restaurant’s manager convinced the suspect to leave the premises without taking anything.

Police said the suspect was a white man, about 6 feet tall, about 175 pounds, had a beard and was wearing a gray long sleeve shirt, baseball cap, jeans and light colored shoes.

Later at about 10:15 p.m., officers responded to a robbery at a Dollar General store on Bryan Station Road. The store’s clerk told police a man who may have been hiding in the store approached employees after they closed. Police said the man implied he had a weapon and demanded money. The clerk told police the employees gave the robber cash, and then he fled the store.

The suspect was described as a white man in his mid-20s, about 6 feet tall, about 160 pounds, with a goatee and wearing a red and white striped long sleeve shirt, khaki pants, tan boots and a dark colored baseball cap.

Police said the suspects in both cases have similar descriptions and investigators are working to determine if the cases were carried out by the same person.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Lexington Police at (859) 258-3600. Anonymous tips, with photos and videos, can be submitted by texting LEXPD and the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitted through Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at (859) 253-2020 or www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com.

McKenna Horsley: 859-231-3197, @mckennahorsley

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