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Suspect Quickly Apprehended Following Robbery At Family Dollar

Posted at 5:10 AM, Jan 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-23 06:53:49-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– Police helped track down a robbery suspect Tuesday, moments after the crime.

Employees at the Family Dollar on Race Street not only reported the robbery around 3 p.m., but some of them even took off chasing the suspected robber.

Police ended up catching the suspect, who’s been identified as 51-year-old Joseph Robertson, on Chestnut Street a short time later.

They say he was not armed.

He faces several charges, including first-degree robbery and third-degree burglary.