Liquor store robbed at knifepoint in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - An investigation is underway after witnesses say a liquor store was robbed at knifepoint Thursday afternoon.

The robbery happened just before 4 p.m. at the Liquor Barn on Richmond Road.

Police say a man walked up to a clerk with a bottle of wine, before pulling a knife and demanding money.

Police say after getting some money, the suspect left in a silver car.

One customer told WKYT he brushed shoulders with the man, as he made his getaway.

"As I was walking into the store he came game out with a bottle and he had some cash, and he had a towel over the bottle, and a butcher knife. It was one of the biggest butcher knives you can get," Zachary Brown said.

Police are now reviewing surveillance video from the robbery. They say the clerk was not hurt, but was shaken up.

Police say crimes like this tend to spike in the holiday season.

“It's unfortunately something we see more of at this time of year, with the holiday season coming up,” Lexington Police Sgt. Ronald Keaton said.

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