Suspect Wanted In Meijer Robbery

Posted at 5:20 AM, Jun 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-22 05:20:38-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– Police are searching for a suspect after a Meijer store was robbed.

It happened about 11:45 p.m. at the location on Paul Jones Way in Hamburg.

Police say a man tried to leave the store with merchandise he did not pay for.

When a loss prevention officer tried to stop him, the suspect implied he had a weapon and threatened to shoot.

Police say he left in a gray Ford Taurus. A vehicle matching that description was later found abandoned on I-75.

They’re looking into whether the registered owner is connected to the robbery.

The man is described as a 5’8" black male about 230 pounds in his 40s wearing a black shirt and red shorts.

No one was hurt.