February 17, 2014 12:45 PM
Minutes after he robbed a Louisville liquor store, police say the suspect shot and killed himself.
Police said the man shot himself when a police officer was walking toward his car after pulling him over. He was being accused of robbing the Bowman Field Wine and Spirits Saturday night.... more »
February 7, 2014 11:00 AM
Nicholasville Police have arrested a woman they say is responsible for two robberies at a Speedway gas station.
Police were called to the Speedway on North Main and Barnes Street shortly after 1:00 a.m. Friday where the physical description of the robber was similar to the description of a... more »
January 29, 2014 11:34 AM
Charges against a man who was arrested in connection to a Pulaski County home invasion have been dropped, two other men have been arrested in the case and police continue to look for a third suspect.
Gregory Scott told LEX 18 Tuesday from jail he was in Lexington when... more »
January 27, 2014 3:05 PM
The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office is looking for three men who broke into a home and stole money and several items, including two handguns in northern Pulaski County.
Deputies say they were called out to a home on Glade Fork Road in the Goochtown community of northern Pulaski County... more »
January 21, 2014 5:54 PM
A fast food restaurant manager is recovering after he was stabbed in the face Tuesday morning during a robbery.
It happened around 6 a.m. at the Sonic restaurant in Morehead.
Police say the manager went outside to get something out of his car and as he came back... more »
January 21, 2014 3:13 PM
Kentucky State Police in Hazard, along with the Perry County SHeriff's Office, responded to two concenience stores robberies Monday night. Officials say the two robberies do not appear to be connected at this time.
KSP say they received a call aroun 10:05 p.m. Monday from the Vicco Kwik... more »
January 7, 2014 11:23 AM
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuelan authorities say a well-known soap-opera actress and former Miss Venezuela and her husband were shot and killed resisting a robbery after their car broke down.
Prosecutors said in a statement that Monica Spear, 29, and Henry Thomas Berry, 49, were slain late Monday night... more »
January 6, 2014 11:42 AM
A man wanted in a Montgomery County robbery from back in June was arrested in Ohio.
Montgomery County deputies went to Cincinnati Sunday night to bring Glen Farrell after police there had arrested him on other charges and found out through database that he was also wanted in Kentucky.... more »
December 23, 2013 12:11 PM
Lexington Police have arrested a man who tried to rob two gas stations Sunday night.
Police say Jeremiah Burgun, 24, walked into a Marathon gas station on Russell Cave Road around 10 p.m. Sunday night with a note demanding "money now." When the clerk didn't comply, Burgun left and... more »
December 23, 2013 11:58 AM
Danville Police have arrested a man in connection to a Boyle County robbery from last week.
21-year-old Cameron Cloyd has been arrested and charged with robbery and burglary first degree.
A victim told police he gave two men a ride to the Shakerpoint Apartments and wen inside with... more »
December 20, 2013 10:56 AM
Lexington Police have charged a man they say is responsible for a robbery at a store on New Circle Road back in early November.
Police say 36-years-old Billy Joe Johnson was charged Thursday for the robbery of the Check Into Cash at 1555 E. New Circle Road on Nov.... more »
December 18, 2013 5:39 PM
Police are searching for two men caught on camera after an armed robbery at a Carrol County Subway restaurant.
A store employee told police the two men came into the store shortly after 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, showed a weapon and demanded cash.
The employee was not hurt.
... more »
December 9, 2013 10:36 PM
Lexington Police are searching for a person of interest seen on a surveillance camera after a clerk was shot and killed at a gas station Monday afternoon.
The robbery and shooting happened at the Marathon gas station on Alexandria Drive shortly after 3 p.m. Monday afternoon. Police say they... more »
December 4, 2013 8:51 PM
Police are looking for two robbers who fled in a stolen car Wednesday night.
Police say a woman was robbed at gunpoint by two men at a parking lot on Fairmont Court in Lexington. They say the men took the victim's car, phone and purse.
They are looking... more »
November 26, 2013 5:17 PM
Lexington police are looking for the person who robbed a Check Advance in Lexington Tuesday afternoon.
Police say a man walked in the business on Lane Allen Road, implied he had a weapon, demanded cash and then walked away.
It is not clear how much money was stolen.... more »
November 22, 2013 4:40 PM
Police are searching for a man who they say robbed a Cash Express in Lexington Friday.
Police say the suspect came in and showed a gun to two employees, took $650 in cash and then stole an employee's car on his way out. They say he took one of... more »
November 20, 2013 10:13 PM
LEX 18 is on the scene of a robbery at a hotel in Lexington Wednesday night.
Police are searching for the person who robbed the Extended Stay Hotel on Wilhite Drive, near Nicholasville Road and New Circle.
Police were called to the scene around 9:15 p.m. No other... more »
November 13, 2013 8:29 PM
Georgetown Police say they have arrested the man and two other people behind a recent string of robberies.
Police say 20-year-old Chase Wilson is the man behind a total of eight recent robberies - seven in Georgetown and one in Lexington just over the county line.
Until Tuesday... more »
November 12, 2013 8:33 PM
Surveillance video shows the latest convenience store robbery Georgetown Police are investigating.
The store owner of the Quick Stop says a man came in and demanded cigarettes and money Monday night. As he is getting the things he demanded, the clerk sneaks away, locks the robber in the store... more »
November 12, 2013 7:53 PM
A mid-afternoon robbery of a check cashing store last month remains unsolved, but Bluegrass Crime Stoppers is hoping that a cash reward will lead someone to talk about the man who police believe lives near the crime scene.
It was 4:15 in the afternoon, in a busy shopping center... more »
November 5, 2013 10:20 PM
How would you react during a robbery?
A Lexington woman is now without a job because she didn't follow protocol during a robbery at a gas station where she was a clerk.
"I don't think anybody knows what you are going to do until it happens to you,"... more »
October 17, 2013 9:34 PM
Lexington police say a young man was injured this evening, after a robbery at River Hill Park.
Shortly after 8 p.m. Thursday, police say a young man was with his cousin when the he was robbed by two men. The men took off with the victim's cell phone and... more »
October 9, 2013 5:26 PM
Danville Police have arrested a man they say is in involved in the triple murder at a Danville business last month.
The suspect is 48-year-old Kenneth Allen Keith, a pastor at Main Street Baptist Church in Burnside, Ky. Police say on Wednesday, they searched the church and the parsonage... more »
October 9, 2013 4:49 PM
Police have arrested the man they say is responsible for an armed robbery at a Madison County restaurant Wednesday morning.
Police charged John C. Hylton, 27, for the armed robbery that happened around 8:34 a.m. Wednesday at a Subway in the Richmond Centre in Richmond.
Officers were able... more »
October 9, 2013 11:31 AM
Police are searching for two men they say tied up and robbed two men in Frankfort last week.
Investigators say the suspects approached 25-year-old Jakar Turner outside his home on John Davis Drive around 11 a.m. Friday. They say both men had handguns and demand to come in Turner's... more »
October 8, 2013 12:51 PM
Police are searching for a man they say fired shots at two men during a robbery in Lexington.
Police say two men were walking down Elm Tree Road after they had left a store in the area, when they were robbed by a man at gunpoint.
According to... more »
September 20, 2013 9:40 PM
As investigators continue to try to piece together exactly what happened Friday morning when three people were shot to death at a Danville business, church members who knew two of the victims are still shocked and in disbelief with what unfolded.
Michael and Angela Hockensmith were two of the... more »
September 16, 2013 5:05 PM
Laurel County sheriff's deputies are investigating an armed robbery at a store in Laurel County Sunday.
Police say the strong arm robbery happened at approximately 9 p.m. Sunday night at Droopy's Market on Ky 1006, 2 miles south of London.
Apparently, two male subjects wearing camouflage clothing and... more »
August 26, 2013 7:50 PM
Police have arrested a man they say fatally shot a man at a Domino's Pizza store in Bowling Green after robbing the business.
20-year-old John Paul Shobe was arrested and charged with homicide and robbery after a search at his apartment on Rock Creek Road led officers to believe... more »
August 23, 2013 6:57 PM
A man who stopped to help a woman he thought was in distress ended up becoming the victim of a robbery in Montgomery County.
It happened Thursday afternoon off US 60 near Mount Sterling, and now deputies are looking for the couple responsible.
This is a situation neighbors... more »
August 1, 2013 7:21 PM
Police believe a shirtless robber used a car wash broom to break in to two Winchester businesses Wednesday night.
And despite his hard work, he didn't make it home with the items he tried to steal.
"He had his shirt off and he had something covering the lower... more »
July 5, 2013 7:43 PM
Police in Mt. Sterling have now released the name of the man they say robbed a beauty shop, after getting a haircut.
They're looking for 22-year-old Nicholas Aaron Caudill.
Police say he's the man who walked into the Country Charm Hairstyles Wednesday, got a haircut, then held the... more »
July 4, 2013 5:27 PM
The search continues for a man who did not leave a tip but instead took money after a haircut in Montgomery county.
It happened around 10 a.m. Wednesday morning at Country Charm Hair-Styles. Police say a man got a hair cut, then held the hair-dresser at knife point before... more »
June 17, 2013 12:42 PM
A 92-year-old woman was beaten and sexually assaulted in her Lincoln County home on Star Avenue in Stanford, Friday.
Police are still searching for answers, but say they may already have the woman's attacker behind bars. They say they arrested a man Saturday on burglary charges who they say... more »
January 16, 2013 9:51 AM
A man stabbed a robber in self-defense at a Nicholasville grocery store Tuesday night.
Police were called to the Kroger on South Main Street around 11 p.m. Police say when officers arrived, a man told them three men attacked him in the bathroom and tried to steal his wallet.... more »
June 28, 2012 5:11 AM
Lexington police arrested three people after a violent gas station robbery Wednesday night.
Police say the attendant at the Swifty gas station on North Broadway told them a car with four people inside pulled up around 10:30 p.m. As the attendant approached, a man got out of the car... more »
March 9, 2012 7:06 AM
COVINGTON (AP) - A federal grand jury in northern Kentucky has charged a 25-year-old man with kidnapping a woman and taking her to Ohio in an attempt to loot her bank accounts. The grand jury Thursday also charged Joseph A. Weir with using a .380-caliber handgun to hold up a... more »
February 14, 2012 9:43 AM
Police have released more information on the robbery of a Lexington gas station.
Investigators say a man wearing blue jeans and a grey hoodie walked into the Shell Station on North Broadway near Haggard Lane around 8:15 a.m. Tuesday. The robber covered his face with his sweatshirt, pointed a... more »
February 1, 2012 6:52 AM
Lexington police continue to search for a man who mugged a woman in broad daylight behind the main branch of the public library Tuesday afternoon.
Police say the victim told them she was walking through an ally behind the library on Main Street around 1 p.m. when a man... more »
January 25, 2012 6:34 AM
Police say they made a third arrest Monday in a violent robbery that occurred last fall.
Officers arrested Xavier Harris, 22, and charged him with first degree robbery. Police say he was involved in a violent incident off Mount Rushmore Way in late October. The robbers pistol whipped, robbed... more »
January 18, 2012 6:53 AM
Danville police have released more information on a hotel robbery Tuesday night.
Police say a man wearing a white rubber mask walked through the front door of the Quality Inn off the bypass at around 11:20 p.m. The employee on duty told police that the robber opened an interior... more »
January 12, 2012 8:08 AM
Eastern Kentucky University police are investigating a Thursday morning robbery.
Police say the victim told officers that two black males grabbed him as he walked along Lancaster Avenue around 4:30 a.m. He said the suspects pulled him over a fence onto the Elmwood property, assaulted him, and stole money... more »
January 9, 2012 7:14 AM
Lexington police took a man into custody after an apparent robbery attempt Monday morning.
Police say a taxi driver picked up a fare, who then implied he had a weapon. The driver hit the panic button in the cab, and police quickly arrived on the scene at the A&D... more »
January 3, 2012 7:02 AM
A man was robbed of his sack lunch in Lexington early Tuesday morning.
Police say the victim pulled up to fill up his gas tank at the Marathon station on North Martin Luther King Boulevard around 6 a.m., and the suspect drove up and pulled a knife. The victim... more »
December 28, 2011 8:26 AM
Two vigilant Kentucky Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers caught a pair of robbery suspects in Floyd County Tuesday night.
Police say two masked men robbed Fast Lane Tobacco in the Martin community just before 8 p.m. The robbers escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash. A short time later, the... more »
December 23, 2011 6:21 AM
Police say a knife-wielding man robbed a Pizza Hut near the University of Kentucky campus Thursday night.
Investigators say a man carrying a large knife and wearing a black trench coat walked into the restaurant on South Limestone demanding cash. The clerk says the robber had something covering his... more »
December 23, 2011 5:52 AM
Lexington police say a man robbed three people and shot one of the victims late Thursday night.
Investigators say all three robberies happened within minutes of each other, starting at around 11:15 p.m. Police say the suspect first flashed a gun at a victim in the parking lot of... more »
December 6, 2011 5:17 AM
Two armed men jumped a pizza delivery driver, forced him to lie face-down on the ground and robbed him near the UK campus early Tuesday morning.
The robbery happened around 2 a.m.at the corner of Crescent Avenue and Waller Avenue. The victim says both men were armed with black... more »
November 30, 2011 6:09 AM
Police continue to search for the man who robbed a Lexington business Tuesday night.
Police say a man wearing a red bandanna over his face pulled a gun on the clerk of the Dollar Express on Russell Cave Road around 8 p.m. and got away with thousands of dollars... more »
November 10, 2011 9:18 AM
Police in Danville are looking for a man who robbed a pizza delivery driver Wednesday night.
Police say the Domino's delivery driver told them a man knocked on the driver side window as she was about to pull away from a stop sign along East Main Street near Meadow... more »
October 25, 2011 5:27 AM
Lexington police arrested two people after an armed robbery in which shots were fired Monday night.
Police say a male and female suspect targeted a victim outside of his home along Mt. Rushmore way, just off Man 'O War Boulevard. The robbers held the man up as he took... more »
September 27, 2011 5:34 AM
Frankfort police continue the search for three suspects who forced their way into a Frankfort home Monday night.
Police say five people, including three kids, were inside the home along Turnberry Drive, just off Main Street, when the trio entered around 9:30 p.m. At least two of the suspects... more »
September 16, 2011 8:51 AM
Kentucky State Police arrested an armed robbery suspect in Letcher County Thursday afternoon.
Police say a man brandishing a small caliber handgun walked into Maggard's Grocery Store on KY-1148 in the Little Colley community and demanded cash.When another employee confronted the robber, the suspect ran off.
Police searched... more »
September 8, 2011 6:01 AM
Georgetown police say they made an arrest after an attempted gas station robbery thanks to a quick thinking clerk.
Police say a man pulled a gun and demanded money outside at the Swifty Station on Paris Pike around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday. The clerk told the robber she needed to... more »
September 6, 2011 6:13 AM
The man accused of robbing a Cash Advance store in Danville and raping an employee is scheduled for sentencing Tuesday.
Arlen Castle, 43, pleaded guilty to charges of rape, kidnapping, robbery and assault. Police say Castle was armed with a gun and knife when he forced a clerk into... more »
September 5, 2011 6:22 AM
Lexington police continue to search for a man who pulled a knife on a driver and stole his car early Monday morning.
Police say the victim was at a car wash at Georgetown Road and New Circle Road around 3 a.m. As he was checking the air-level in his... more »
August 29, 2011 7:53 AM
Police are investigating a second robbery along Richmond Monday morning.
Police say a robber armed with a handgun approached two men unloading a food truck behind the Double Tree Hotel on Richmond Road around 7 a.m. and demanded their wallets. The victims complied and the suspect escaped on foot.... more »
August 29, 2011 5:17 AM
Two armed men robbed a Lexington gas station early Monday morning.
Police say one man armed with a shotgun and another brandishing a pistol entered the Speedway on Richmond Road around 4 a.m. The robbers demanded beer, cigarettes and cash. They got away with all three.
A police... more »
August 24, 2011 5:46 AM
A man suffered minor injuries when two suspects attacked and robbed him at a Lexington motel Tuesday evening.
Police say two men walked up to the victim at the Lexington Motor Inn on New Circle Road around 6 p.m., and pulled out a gun and a knife. The robbers... more »
August 24, 2011 5:23 AM
Police in Morehead searched the area around Slone's Market on Main Street, looking for a man armed with a gun late Tuesday night.
The suspect reportedly robbed the grocery store.
Police extended the search to a nearby park, but were not able to locate the suspect.
There... more »
August 23, 2011 6:24 AM
A man robbed a Lexington dry cleaning business Monday evening.
Then he apologized.
"He just told me he was sorry and he had a drug problem," Alison Dudderar said.
Police continue to search for the apologetic suspect who robbed Emperors Cleaners in the Idle Hour shopping center... more »
August 22, 2011 6:17 AM
Lexington Police continue to search for a man who robbed a woman in broad daylight in the parking lot of a Lexington shopping center.
Lida Evans was getting out of her SUV in front of the Michael's on Nicholasville Road around 3 p.m. Sunday. The victim's mother-in-law says a... more »
July 26, 2011 6:24 AM
An elderly Nelson County woman suffered injuries trying to stop a theft last week.
Police say Erin Barnes, 29, stole a wallet from the home of Julia Auberry along Sunset Street in Bardstown last Friday. The 86-year-old victim knew Barnes. Auberry is Barnes' ex-boyfriend's grandmother.
When she realized... more »
July 22, 2011 5:07 AM
A man robbed a fast food restaurant in Lexington Thursday night.
Police say the suspect walked into the Wendy's on Elkhorn Road, off Winchester Road near I-75, a little before 10 p.m. The man implied he had a weapon and demanded cash. The robber took off on foot.
... more »
July 21, 2011 5:22 AM
A man robbed a restaurant employee on his way to make a deposit early Thursday morning in Jessamine County.
Police say one of the managers of the McDonald's in Brannon Crossing along US-27 was on his way to make a deposit when a man approached and demanded the money... more »
July 7, 2011 5:30 AM
Police are searching for a man who robbed a Georgetown gas station late Wednesday night.
Police say a man armed with a handgun walked into the Shell gas station on East Main Street around 11:15 p.m. Witnesses could only give officers a vague description of the suspect.
Police... more »
July 5, 2011 3:03 PM
Police arrested two men after a robbery in Perry County early Tuesday morning.
Police say two men and a woman walked into the Hazard Double Kwik along HWY-15 N around 4:30 a.m. While the female was paying for some items, one of the men came behind the counter and... more »
June 3, 2011 5:15 AM
Authorities continue to search for a pair of men who robbed a Franklin County food mart early Friday morning.
Franklin County Sheriff's deputies say two men barged into the Five Star Food Mart along Versailles Road just before 2 a.m. One of the suspects waved a handgun and demanded... more »
May 31, 2011 12:18 PM
A store clerk was shot during a robbery in Lexington late Tuesday morning.
Police say the victim suffered non-life threatening injuries when he was shot during a robbery at the Progress Market at the corner of Sixth Street and Limestone around 11:30 a.m. A friend of the victim says... more »
May 30, 2011 6:24 AM
Georgetown police continue to search for a suspect who robbed a gas station late Sunday night.
The man walked into the Shell Station at Showalter and Broadway around midnight. Police say the robber waited until the clerk opened the cash register for another customer, then reached across and grabbed... more »
May 30, 2011 5:19 AM
Lexington police arrested a couple after an assault and robbery Sunday night.
Police say Sheila Crawford, 24, and Michael Davis, 29, got into an argument with Crawford's father at a home along Russell Cave Road. When the argument got heated, the victim pulled a gun to defend himself. Investigators... more »
May 25, 2011 6:48 AM
Police continue to search for two suspects who robbed a man outside of a Madison County elementary school Tuesday afternoon.
Kentucky State Police say a Madison Vending Company employee was leaving Waco Elementary School when two men, at least one armed with a knife, robbed him. The suspects drove... more »
May 24, 2011 6:04 AM
Lexington police made an arrest after a group of people robbed a man early Tuesday morning.
Police say the victim told them he was walking along Donnabrook Court, off Reynolds Road, when three men and three women assaulted him, and then took off with his wallet and cell phone.... more »
May 23, 2011 6:39 AM
An man robbed a Lexington restaurant early Monday morning.
Police say the robber was waiting for employees to show up and open the Arby's along Southland Drive. When they opened the doors around 5:45 a.m., the suspect came in and demanded the employees open the safe. Police say the... more »
May 19, 2011 5:52 AM
Lexington police continue to search for the armed suspect who robbed a gas station late Wednesday night.
Police say a man armed with what appeared to be a kitchen knife walked into the Marathon Gas station on Garden Springs Drive and demanded money. He grabbed an undisclosed amount of... more »
May 10, 2011 2:41 PM
Somerset Police have arrested twin brothers after a burglary at an attorney's office Monday night.
The incident happened at about 10 p.m. at the West Mt. Vernon Street office of Wendell Lyon, a local attorney. When police arrived, Lyon told officers he observed two men inside his apartment and... more »
May 5, 2011 11:43 AM
Lexington Police are investigating after an armed robbery at a Family Dollar store Thursday morning.
The robbery happened at about 10 a.m. at the Family Dollar in the Waller Center. LEX 18 talked with the clerk who was inside the store at the time, and she said the robber... more »
May 5, 2011 5:30 AM
A woman fought off a would-be robber in Lexington Wednesday night.
Police say the victim told them a man armed with a handgun jumped into her car at The Lex apartments along South Broadway around 8 p.m. Instead of handing anything over, she grabbed her keys and fought back.... more »
April 28, 2011 6:18 AM
Police in two counties continue to investigate a pair of early morning gas station robberies that they say could be linked.
Police say two men armed with handguns walked into the Speedway at Man 'O War and Todds Road in Lexington around 1:40 a.m. Thursday. The duo threatened the... more »
April 27, 2011 7:46 AM
An armed robber hit a Jessamine County Kroger Wednesday morning.
Jessamine County Sheriff's deputies say a man wearing a mask and armed with a gun entered the Bellerive Boulevard store around 7 a.m. It remains unclear if the suspect escaped with any money.
Deputies continue to search for... more »
April 18, 2011 10:54 AM
Police in western Kentucky continue to search for a machete wielding robber.
Police say the suspect walked into the South Jefferson Kangaroo Express in Caldwell County around 8:40 p.m. Friday. The clerk was in the back of the store at the time. The robber forced her to the front... more »
April 13, 2011 5:26 AM
Police continue to search for a man who robbed a Lexington gas station early Wednesday morning.
Police say a man armed with a handgun barged into the Shell Station on Saron Drive around 2:45 a.m and demanded money. The clerk complied, and the robber ran off toward a nearby... more »
April 8, 2011 5:27 AM
Lexington police continue the search for a pair of suspects after an attempted robbery early Friday morning.
Police say two people were sitting outside, behind a home along Codell Drive around 1a.m., when two men approached. One was armed with a gun. The duo demanded cash, but took off... more »
April 6, 2011 7:45 AM
An armed man robbed a Lexington fast food restaurant early Wednesday morning.
Police say a masked man armed with a handgun entered the Burger King on Clays Mill Road around 6:15 a.m. and demanded money. He escaped out the back door with an undisclosed amount of cash. Officers say... more »
April 5, 2011 5:54 AM
A robber shot a clerk during a robbery in Frankfort Monday night.
Police say a black man wearing a black hoodie, red shorts and a mask first hit at Kat's Quick Stop along Main Street around 9:38 p.m. The victim told officers the man pointed a handgun at him... more »
March 31, 2011 8:46 AM
A former Kentucky State University football player was arrested along with two other men in connection with a string of armed robberies at Detroit clubs, according to a story in the Detroit Free Press.
Quan Dorsey, 22, was arraigned on 11 counts of conspiracy to commit armed robbery, 12... more »
March 29, 2011 5:20 AM
Police are investigating another robbery at a Lexington apartment complex.
Police say three men walked into the victim's apartment along Bainbridge Drive early Tuesday morning and started calling for her roommate. But nobody else was home at the time. She told police one of the men was armed with... more »