LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Lexington Police Department is looking for a man they believe committed two separate robberies at two Lexington hotels on Thursday morning.
Police say at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, officers responded to the Ramada Inn on North Broadway for a report of a robbery. The staff complied, the man was given money, and he ran off with the cash before officers got to the scene.
The suspect was described as a man that's approximately 6' 1" with a light beard wearing jeans and a light color hooded sweatshirt.
At 9:54 a.m. Thursday, police say another robbery was reported at the Comfort Inn on Athens Boonesboro Road. When officers got there, they learned that the suspect showed employees a gun and handed them a note demanding money. The suspect left before officers arrived.
Police believe the same suspect committed both robberies.
Officers learned that the suspect told an employee he had a gun and handed an employee a note demanding money. The employee complied, and the suspect left the hotel with a small amount of money. The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 6’ 1”, with a light beard wearing jeans and a light color hooded sweatshirt.
Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to contact Lexington Police by calling (859) 258-3600. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers by calling (859) 253-2020, online, or through the P3 tips app.