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Police release photo of suspect in string of violent robberies

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - We're tracking the investigation into two violent home invasions and an attempted armed robbery. All three crimes happened in Frankfort. Police say they have similarities and it appears they may be connected.

The home invasions happened just days apart on Centennial Avenue. In one of those cases, police say two men entered an unlocked apartment and held two 24-year-olds at gunpoint. When one of those victims tried to escape, he was shot in the right arm.
The suspects took off before officers arrived.

"These individuals are obviously dangerous that they've threatened the use of violence and in the one case have actually shot a human being and it's becoming obvious that these individuals could in fact be dangerous and are a threat to the safety of our community," said Major Fred Deaton with Frankfort Police.

In each case, the gunmen are described as black males wearing either a ski mask or red bandana to cover their faces. One of them is about five-foot-ten and the other is six-foot-two. Both weigh around 170-190 pounds.

Frankfort Police have released a surveillance photo from a local bank ATM. They believe the photo is one of the two suspects involved in the crimes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Frankfort Crime Stoppers at 502-875-8648. Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest. Tips can be made anonymously.


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