Crime

Same man suspected in two Lexington bank robberies

This image was released following the July 20 robberty of the Forcht Bank on New Circle Road. A warrant has been issued for Kelly Ellsworth Cox in that robbery.
This image was released following the July 20 robberty of the Forcht Bank on New Circle Road. A warrant has been issued for Kelly Ellsworth Cox in that robbery. Provided by Lexington Police

Lexington police are asking for help in location Kelly Ellsworth Cox suspected in two bank robberies within week.

According a press release, a man matching Cox’s description told a teller at the Fifth-Third Bank, 2225 Versailles Road, that he had a gun and demanded cash. The teller complied.

The suspect was a white man in his 30s wearing gray sweats, black T-shirt, UK Blue hat, He also had a neck tattoo and goatee.

Police said surveillance images from the Saturday robbery match those of Cox from a robbery on July 20 at Forcht Bank, 506 West New Circle Road.

This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with additional information can call police at 859-258-3600.

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 Bluegrasscrimestoppers.com.

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