Overnight robberies in Lexington may be related

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There have been at least five robberies in the last couple of weeks and now police say the same group of people may be responsible.

"In the last two to three weeks we believe there are at least five at this point that may be related," says Lt. Ron Compton with the Lexington Police Department.

Lexington police are looking into a number of robberies that have taken place in the last couple of weeks.

"They're just robbing people on the street, just personal robberies," says Lt. Compton.

Police say each time the descriptions of the suspects have been similar.

"There's usually 2-3 suspects, black males, and the description varies a couple of times from late teens to their twenties. A couple of times one of the suspects had dreadlocks," says Lt. Compton.

One of the victims includes Phillip Barker.

"They pulled out a gun on me and hit me in the head with a pistol," says Phillip Barker.

Phillip Barker lives along East Seventh Street in Lexington and was attacked outside his home overnight when several men approached him.

"They asked me for a light and pulled a gun and said give me all your money, said I don't have any money," says Barker.

Barker says when he stood up to the men, he was hit in the head. He now has ten staples in his head.

Now police are trying to determine if this and four other robberies that have recently happened are connected. They say all the robberies have happened in the downtown area.

If you have any information on these robberies, please contact Lexington police at (859) 258-3600 or Crime Stoppers at (877) 970-2020.

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