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Police search for suspect in armed robbery at Lexington restaurant

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Lexington police say a man armed with a gun walked into the Burger King on Clays Mill Road, jumped over the counter, made the employees get down on the floor and demanded money.

Officers say the man took off after robbing the restaurant about 6:50 Sunday morning.

Investigators say an employee asked a customer at the drive-thru window to call for help.

Police say a man who matches the physical description pretty closely also robbed a Shell gas station on Versailles Road about 9:30 Saturday night.

They say in that case, the suspected robber was armed with a butcher knife and mace.

Investigators believe he may have robbed the same convenience store Monday.

They're hoping surveillance footage of the Burger King armed robbery will show if the man also behind the most recent crime.

"We haven't had a chance to review the video yet. We'll look and see if there's a comparison, we'll see if it's the same person or not," said Lt. Raymond Roller.

Police say they are still searching for the person behind the armed robberies and are asking anyone with information to call them.


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