Robbery Investigation

Jan 29, 2013 5:18 AM

Two Lexington Bank Robberies

Police made an arrest in one Lexington bank robbery Monday and continue to search for a suspect in a second.

Police say a man followed an employee into the US Bank on Richmond Road around 2 p.m., showed a gun and demanded money. The man ran from the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.

"K-9 attempted a track. That track went for quite a distance and then they lost it. So, we don't know if the subject had a car waiting at some point, or what," Lt. Chris Van Brackel said.

Investigators say the suspect is a man in his 30s with a dark goatee. He was wearing a dark hoodie over his head.

Earlier in the day, a man walked into the Central Bank on Tates Creek Road, and handed a teller a note demanding cash. The teller said no and the man ran way. A police K9 tracked the suspect to a nearby Kroger at the Tates Creek Center.

"I think at that point, the suspect was trying to find a place to blend into the crowd until all of us left. But the dog was already on a track to him, so it was just a matter of time until either the dog found him, or our officers,"" Van Brackel said.

Police arrested Duane Lee, 49, and charged him with robbery.

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