Updated 3 months ago
Lexington police continue to investigate a pair of overnight armed robberies, one that put the victim in the hospital.
Police say the victim in the first robbery was walking from his car to his house along Speculator Court, just off Clays Mill Road, around 12:45 a.m. Monday, when two men carrying baseball bats approached. One of the men hit him in the head, and the duo took off with his backpack and cell phone. EMS took the victim to the hospital for treatment of a head injury. Officials called his injury serious, but non-life threatening.
Police say about an hour later, a man armed with a knife held up an employee of the Cracker Barrel on Stanton Way in the restaurant's parking lot. Officers say the victim told them the man asked for the night deposit. When the employee said he didn't have it, the robber demanded his wallet. The victim threw it on the ground and ran to a nearby gas station to call for help. Police describe the robber as a stocky man wearing a white shirt and dark jeans. He had something wrapped around his face.