Police charge woman in baseball bat weilding robbery

FLORENCE, KY - Florence police say a woman they arrested in a bizarre bat-wielding street robbery may be responsible for a string of similar crimes in three Northern Kentucky cities this summer, reports the Sunday edition of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Lora Kraft, 43, of Covington, is charged with first-degree robbery after investigators say she donned a black knit mask and blonde wig and attacked another woman with a baseball bat outside a Catawba Lane apartment complex shortly before 7 a.m., reports the Enquirer.

Florence Police Capt. Linny Cloyd said the circumstances of Friday's crime are similar to two others in Florence, as well as a pair of hold-ups in Newport and Covington recently.

Cloyd told the newspaper that In those cases the suspect also wore the same disguise and wielded a baseball bat. During the most recent hold-up, Cloyd said the victim was repeatedly struck with the bat, but managed to scare off her attacker.

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:


2851 Winchester Rd. Lexington, Ky 40509 859-299-0411 - switchboard 859-299-2727 - newsroom
Register for Email
RSS Feeds
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 9677412 - wkyt.com/a?a=9677412
Gray Television, Inc.