Clerks face gunman in Lexington gas station robbery

By: Melissa Etezadi Email
By: Melissa Etezadi Email

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT)- Lexington Police are trying to find a man who held up a gas station. The man entered the Shell Station on Versailles Road, near Alexandria Drive, around five Thursday morning.

There were two clerks inside the store at the time, both women. We're told one was a veteran employee, the other, had only been there two weeks.

They told police that the man, who was armed with a black handgun, and was wearing a bandana and hoodie. They told police he pointed the gun at them and demanded money. They say he forced them behind the cash register and onto the floor so they could not see his face, saying the whole time "I need money for my bills."

The man grabbed the cash and told the clerks that he needed money to pay his bills.

Police say he got away with around $200.

Customers and employees are frightened after the situation, "what would have happened if I was inside?" explains regular customer, Rebekah Daughtery, "that's a scary thought. I know all the people that work here and it's concerning to me that something like this happened to them."

Officials say the suspect left on foot. They are still actively looking for him.

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