Police: Teen Arrested In Robbery, Fingerprint Found At Murder Scene

Posted at 5:39 AM, May 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-01 05:39:51-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– A teen has been arrested as the suspect in an armed robbery, and now police believe he may be connected to a homicide that took place the same day. 

The robbery occurred around 2:54 a.m. April 3 at the Minit Mart on Towne Center Drive. 

18-year-old Anwar Ricketts is accused of brandishing a firearm, stealing around $260 in cash, and fleeing the business in a getaway vehicle.

Later that morning, police were called to the scene of a homicide on Devonport Drive. The victim, Christian Cubert, was believed to be shot while inside his vehicle. 

Detectives were able to recover a fingerprint from the exterior passenger’s side rear door, which was later confirmed to belong to Ricketts.

Upon further investigation and review of surveillance footage, Ricketts was developed as the possible robbery suspect and the driver of the getaway vehicle was identified as Cubert. 

A warrant for Ricketts’ cell phone records was issued and revealed that he was in the area just prior to the robbery. 

Ricketts is facing a first-degree robbery charge.