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Police say Lexington pharmacy robberies could be connected

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Two pharmacy robberies have Lexington Police working to see if the same man could be behind both crimes.

Early Monday evening a man walked into the Rite Aid on Pimlico Parkway armed with a knife and stole prescription medication.

"Jumped the pharmacy counter, displayed a knife, threatened them demanding medication," said Lexington Police Lieutenant Jody Stowers.

Police say after getting prescription drugs from the workers the robber drove away in a gray Nissan in the direction of Yellowstone Parkway.

On Saturday a CVS Pharmacy on Walden Drive was robbed at knife-point by a man matching the same description. The two businesses are within miles of each other. Police say they are trying to determine if one man committed both robberies.

The people who work near the Rite Aid say they're afraid he may return.

"It's not a common thing here but when it does it is shocking, especially this time of day," said Charlie Starr, who works at the Circle K gas station near the Rite Aid. "It does bother me because they could have easily come over there and done something."

Police say in both cases the robber was a white man around 5'6" with tattoos on his arms.


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