Posted: Sep 5, 2012 4:52 AM
Updated: Sep 5, 2012 8:00 AM
Lexington police are investigating a robbery that took place late Tuesday night near the University of Kentucky campus.
Police say the victim was on the playground at the Manchester Center, a rec center on Patterson Street, a few block off campus, when a man approached and pulled a silver handgun. The robber took the victim's wallet and ran off. The victim ran toward downtown and called 911 about 20 minutes later. Police say due to that delay, officers did not start a K9 search for the suspect.
The victim was not injured.
Police got a general description of the robber, saying he was a black man standing about 5-foot-10 and weighing around 200 pounds. He was wearing a black hat and black T-shirt.