Crimes in overnight robbery spree connected, say police

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Three robberies across Lexington overnight on Wednesday were committed by the same group of armed men, according to police.

The robberies all happened within a two hour window, between 12:30 AM and 2:00 AM on Wednesday morning. Police say the thieves first approached a man and his young nephew, who were riding a moped on Daniel Court, in the Cardinal Valley neighborhood.

Police say the men pulled a gun and demanded they hand the moped over. When the man and his nephew refused, one of the gunmen pistol-whipped the uncle, and the suspects ran off without taking anything.

Around 1:30 AM, police say they were called to a similar scene. The thieves pulled a gun on a pizza delivery person on Fontaine, and got away with the victim's cell phone and cash. Just moments later, police say the men held up another person at gunpoint near Redding Road, and got away with another cell phone and more cash.

Police say that in all three robberies, a light blue or gray four door Buick was used as the getaway car.

Suspect descriptions are limited. A victim described one of the robbers as a black man, wearing no shirt but with a tattoo on his chest, and wearing a black bandanna or t-shirt around his neck.

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