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Woman Attacked in Business Robbery

By: Janet Kim Email
By: Janet Kim Email

The search is on for a man who attacked a woman at a Lexington business Wednesday morning, striking her in the head several times with his fist and gun.

It happened around 10:30 at Fulcher Vending Company on Curry Avenue.

The owner says in the nearly 30 years the family business has been open, they've never been targeted like this before.

Renee Roberts, a co-owner of the vending company was said to be opening up the business, when she noticed the suspect inside. Police say the suspect may have already been in the building when Roberts arrived.

Police say the suspect got away without any cash. People at neighboring businesses spotted him as he fled.

The suspect was last seen wearing dark jeans and a dark bubble jacket. The victim says he was wearing a face mask when she was attacked, but he is a white male, possibly with facial hair she saw poking out of the mask.

Police spent the morning canvassing Curry Avenue and Red Mile Road, where the suspect was believed to be headed.

The victim declined to speak to 27 NEWSFIRST, but her brother says she is doing better and they are just grateful she's alive.

He says an alarm system inside that she triggered during the attack may have saved her life.


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