Woman Robbed While Helping Stranger

An 86 year old Lexington woman ended up being robbed at knife-point while trying to help a stranger. It happened just after 9:00 p.m. Wednesday at a home on Athens-Boonesboro Road, not far from Interstate 75.

Police say a man knocked on her door claiming to be out of gas. The woman says she went to get a gas can and the man followed her, then pulled out a knife, held it to her throat, and threatened her.

The victim says the man grabbed her purse and ran. She was not hurt and was able to call 911. Police are still looking for the suspect.

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